Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1903-A 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4080
This specimen was lot 4080 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$569 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen-Weimar und Eisenach. Grossherzogtum Münzstätte Berlin Wilhelm Ernst, 1901-1918. 5 Mark 1903. Zur Hochzeit mit Caroline von Reuss. Leichte Flecken. Polierte Platte. FDC. (Grand duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, William Ernest, 1901-18, five mark of 1904, Berlin mint, on his marriage to Caroline of Reuss. Proof.)"
This type was saved in sufficient numbers as to be scarce, not rare. A silver two mark accompanied this issue.

Recorded mintage: 24,000 plus about 1,000 proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 159. KM 173, Dav-848.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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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