Waldeck-Pyrmont 1903-A 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4100
This specimen was lot 4100 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 2800 CHF (about US$3,541 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Waldeck-Pyrmont, Fürstentum Friedrich, 1893-1918. 5 Mark 1903, Berlin. Gereinigt. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont, Frederick, 1893-1918, five mark of 1903, Berlin mint. Extremely fine to unicrculated.)"
This type was struck 1903 only and is very rare. It and an accompanying twenty mark are the only issues from this state in the twentieth century.

Recorded mintage: 2,000 plus 300 proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 171. KM 213, Dav-930.


  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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