Wurttemberg 1893-F 5 mark Dav-964

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24122
Wurttemberg 1893 5 mark rev Heritage 3024-24122.jpg

This specimen was lot 24122 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $889.48. The catalog description[1] noted, "Wurttemberg. Wilhelm II 5 Mark 1893-F, MS64 NGC, an especially appealing example for the grade with pinpoint detail showcased in Wilhelm's hair and an eye-catching ring of orange-gold color that circles the obverse and reverse legends." Altho all the various states of the German Empire were entitled to strike silver five mark coins, many emitted only a few. This Wurttemberg type is known for 1892-1913 and is quite common.

Recorded mintage: 71,000 (a better date).

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

Catalog reference: Dav-964, KM 632.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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