Wurttemberg 1875-F 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4103
This specimen was lot 4103 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$632 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Württemberg, Königreich Karl, 1864-1891. 5 Mark 1875. Vorzüglich. (Kingdom of Wurttemberg, Charles, 1864-91, five mark of 1875, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1874-76 and 1888. It is rather scarce compared to the succeeding type (Dav-964) and the 1888 is the scarcest date.

Recorded mintage: 318,000.

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

Catalog reference: J. 173, KM 623, Dav-963.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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