Prussia 1907-A 5 mark Dav-789
This specimen was lot 24068 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description noted, "Prussia. Wilhelm II Proof 5 Mark 1907-A, PR66 Cameo NGC, an elite grade designation for this large type with an attractively frosted central design and original blue-green and russet-gold toning around portions of the legends." This type was struck 1891-1908.
Recorded mintage: 2,092,000 (a common date).
Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Dav-789, KM 523.
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- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.