Prussia 1888-A 5 mark Dav-788

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40541
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40541 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,586. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Prussia. 5 Mark, 1888-A. NGC MS-64. One year type. Toned." This type is quite a bit scarcer than that issued for his late father, Friedrich II (Dav-787). The later issue with a redesigned reverse (Dav-789) is common.

Recorded mintage: 56,000 plus 200,000 for Friedrich II.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-788; KM-513.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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