Baden 1915-G 3 mark

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2290
This specimen was lot 2290 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 50 CHF (about US$63 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Baden, Grossherzogtum, Friedrich II. 1907-1918 3 Mark 1915. Karlsruhe. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (grand duchy of Baden, Frederick II (1907-18), three mark of 1915, Karlsruhe mint, extremely fine.)"
This three mark of 1908-15 is accompanied by a silver two mark and five mark (Dav-538). This date is the last issue from this state. The last grand duke, Friedrich II, abdicated in the maelstrom of the collapse of the Wilhelmine regime in 1918.

Recorded mintage: 169,533 plus a few proofs (a better date).

Specification: 16.66 g, .900 fine silver, 33 mm diameter, this specimen 16.64 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-466, J. 39. KM 280.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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