Wurttemberg 1911-F 3 mark KM-636

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Künker sale 294, lot 4394
This specimen was lot 4394 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €150 (about US$202 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSSILBERMÜNZEN, WÜRTTEMBERG, Wilhelm II. 1891-1918. 3 Mark 1911. Silberhochzeit. Polierte Platte, mattiert (MATTE PROOF) (unified silver coinage, kingdom of Wurttemberg, William II, 1891-1918, three mark of 1911, on the king's silver wedding anniversary, proof.)"
This three 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 1911 only yet enough were saved that it is common today. A rare variety (KM 637) exists with a high bar in the "H" of "Charlotte". The three mark was roughly equal to the old thaler. Coin issues ceased at the start of World War One and the kingdom was abolished with the collapse of the Empire in 1918.

Recorded mintage: 500,000.

Specification: 16.67 g, .900 fine silver, 33 mm diameter, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: J. 177a, KM 636 (normal type) or KM 637 (high bar in the "H" of "Charlotte").

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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