Saxony 1877-E 2 mark

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 32887
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32887 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $480. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. Albert 2 Mark 1877-E AU50 NGC, Muldenhutten mint. A comparatively lofty grade for this scarce type, outranked by a mere two examples in the NGC census, with none graded Mint State. From the Engelen Collection of World Coinage." This type was struck 1876-80, 1883, 1888 for king Albert. It is common in worn condition but is scarce choice.

Recorded mintage: 796,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 1238.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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