Prussia 1895-A 5 mark Dav-789

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1116
This specimen was lot 1116 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$248 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Kaiserreich Preussen, Königreich Wilhelm II. 1888-1918. 5 Mark 1895, Berlin. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich-gutes vorzüglich. (kingdom of Prussia, William II (1888-1918), five mark of 1895, Berlin mint, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1891-1908. It superseded a similar type with a different reverse (Dav-788).

Recorded mintage: 831,025.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: J. 104. KM 523, Davenport-789.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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