Prussia 1904-A 5 mark Dav-789
This specimen was lot 33902 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,200. The catalog description noted, "German States: Prussia. Wilhelm II Proof 5 Mark 1904-A PR63 NGC, Berlin mint. A gorgeous choice Proof which reddens atop the king's hair while a crescent of sapphire blue cushions against the lower regions of the obverse." This type was struck 1891-1908. It superseded a similar type with a different reverse (Dav-788).
Recorded mintage: 2,060,410.
Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 523, Dav-789.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.