Germany 1909-E 25 pfennig

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72457
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This specimen was lot 72457 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, June 2020), where it sold for $432. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Empire. 25 Pfennig, 1909-E. Muldenhutten Mint. ANACS PROOF-65 Deep Cameo. Intensely frosted, this flawless piece has a minimal amount of fields, though what is there is incredibly mirrored. Highly attractive and engaging." This coin is a nickel 25 pfennig from a type issued 1909-12 from six mints, including the Berlin (mintmark "A"), Munich (mintmark "D"), Muldenhutten (mintmark "E", shown here), Stuttgart (mintmark "F"), Karlsruhe (mintmark "G") 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: 250,000, a scarce date.

Specification: 4.10 g, nickel, 23 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 25.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The June 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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