Prussia 1899-A 5 mark Dav-789

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1838
This specimen was lot 1838 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 300 (about US$395 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"5 Mark 1899. Berlin Vorzüglich-FDC. (Germany, kingdom of Prussia, five mark of 1899, about uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1891-1908. It superseded a similar type with a different reverse (Dav-788).

Recorded mintage: 524,960.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, .803 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 27.77 g.

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

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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