Prussia 1913-A 5 mark Dav-791
This specimen was lot 5612 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $414. The catalog description noted, "German States - Prussia. 5 Marks, 1913-A. Wilhelm II. Light contact marks and hairlines, brilliant mirror surfaces. NGC graded Proof 61." This type was struck 1913-14 and must have been hoarded during World War One as it is quite a bit more available than the regular bust issue which ended in 1908.
Recorded mintage: 1,961,712 plus proofs.
Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, .803 troy oz ASW, 38 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Dav-791; KM-536.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.