Prussia 1874-A 5 mark Dav-786
This specimen was lot 13145 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $6,462. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Prussia. 5 Mark, 1874-A. PCGS PROOF-65." This type was issued 1874-76 from Berlin (shown here), Hannover and Cleve but is scarce. The next silver five mark was issued in 1888 (see Dav-787).
Recorded mintage: 838,346 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Dav-786, KM 503.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.