Saxony 1902-E 5 mark Death

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This commemorative five mark piece was issued from the Muldenhutten mint on the death of king Albert of Saxony in 1902. His younger brother Georg survived him by only two years, to be succeeded by his son Friedrich Albert III in 1904. This type is quite a bit more available than the regular issue five mark (KM 1246), which does not seem to have been saved. A commemorative two mark (KM 1255) was also issued.

Recorded mintage: 100,000 plus 250 proofs.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, .803 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 1256, Dav-902.

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.

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