Wurttemberg 1899-F 2 mark

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Künker sale 336, lot 7086
This specimen was lot 7086 in Künker sale 336 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €190 (about US$249 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMAN COINS SINCE 1871, REICHSSILBERMÜNZEN, WÜRTTEMBERG, Wilhelm II. 1891-1918. 2 Mark 1899. Prachtexemplar. Herrliche Patina, Stempelglanz. (Germany, kingdom of Wurttemberg, William II, 1891-1918, two mark of 1899. Cabinet piece, beautiful patina, uncirculated.)"
The silver two mark replaced the old gulden (10.58 g, .900 fine) struck in south Germany prior to unification. This two mark piece was struck at the Freudenstadt mint (mintmark "F") for the kingdom of Wurttemberg, a member of the German Empire. This type was struck 1892-1914 along with silver three and five mark and gold ten and twenty mark pieces. The two mark is common.

Recorded mintage: 537,571.

Specification: 11.11 g, 0.900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 631, J. 174.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 336: Gold coins from all over the World|German Coins after 1871. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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