Saxe-Altenburg 1903-A 5 mark Dav-816

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Sincona sale 6, lot 957
This specimen was lot 957 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$492 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen-Altenburg, Herzogtum Ernst, 1853-1908. 5 Mark 1903, Berlin. Zum 50jährigen Regierungsjubiläum. Kl. Kr. Fast FDC. (Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg, Ernest I, 1853-1908, five mark of 1903, Berlin mint, on his fiftieth jubilee as duke. Light hairlines, nice uncirculated.)"
Saxe-Altenburg, one of the smaller subdivisions of Thuringia, issued few coins during the Empire period (1871-1918). This, tho not common, is the most available.

Recorded mintage: 20,000 plus 300 proofs.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: J. 144. KM 147, Dav. 816.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th 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 & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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