Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1910-A 3 mark
This three mark piece was struck at the Berlin mint (mintmark "A") for the grand duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, a member of the German Empire. This type was struck 1910 to commemorate the grand duke's second marriage. The three mark, roughly equal to the old thaler, is the most common issue from this small state. Coin issues ceased at the start of World War One and the grand duchy was abolished with the collapse of the Empire in 1918.
Recorded mintage: 133,000.
Specification: 16.66 g, .900 fine silver, .482 troy oz ASW, 33 mm diameter, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: KM Y-176, Dav-490.
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- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.