Germany 1874-H mark

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Künker sale 336, lot 6661
This specimen was lot 6661 in Künker sale 336 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €200 (about US$262 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMAN COINS SINCE 1871, REICHSKLEINMÜNZEN. 1 Mark 1874, H. Feine Patina, fast Stempelglanz. (Germany, minor coinage of the empire, one mark of 1874-H. Fine patina, about uncirculated.)"
This coin is a silver one mark from a type issued 1873-87 from the Berlin (mintmark "A"), Munich (mintmark "D"), Muldenhutten (mintmark "E"), Stuttgart (mintmark "F"), Karlsruhe (mintmark "G"), Darmstadt (mintmark "H", shown here) and Hamburg (mintmark "J") mints. Under the German Empire of 1871-1918, the denominations of two mark and up were permitted for the formerly independent principalities while the lower denominations (one pfennig thru one mark) were minted to a unified design.

Recorded mintage: 1,893,000, priced about triple the 1874-A.

Specification: 5.55 g, 0.900 fine silver, 24 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 7, J. 9.

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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