Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1907-A 5 mark

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23903
Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1907 5 mark rev Heritage 3020-23903.jpg
Sincona sale 9, lot 4069
The first specimen was lot 23903 in Heritage sale 3020, where it sold for $3,995. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Carl Edvard 5 Mark 1907A, MS64 NGC, an incredible example of this very scarce type with full mint brilliance and exquisite silvery-gray patina. Absolutely original in all respects and certainly among the finest known." The second specimen was lot 4069 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 2600 CHF (about US$3,288 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Herzogtum Münzstätte Berlin Carl Eduard, 1900-1918. 5 Mark 1907. Prachtvolle polierte Platte. FDC. (Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Charles Edward, 1900-18, five mark of 1907, Berlin mint, proof.)"
This type is rare.

Recorded mintage: 10,000 plus a few proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 148. KM 153, Dav-829.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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