Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1895-A 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4063
This specimen was lot 4063 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 3200 CHF (about US$4,047 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Herzogtum Münzstätte Berlin Alfred, 1893-1900. 5 Mark 1895. Kl. Kr. und Reibungssp. im Feld. Vorzüglich aus Polierter Platte. (Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Alfred, 1893-1900, five mark of 1895, Berlin mint, impaired proof.)"
This type is very rare. It is accompanied by a scarce two mark (KM 158).

Recorded mintage: 4,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: J. 146. KM 150, Dav-828.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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