Prussia 1875-B 5 mark Dav-786
This specimen was lot 22622 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $132. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Prussia. 5 Mark, 1875-B. Hannover Mint. Wilhelm I. PCGS AU-53 Gold Shield. Deeply toned with attractive surfaces for the grade." This type was issued 1874-76 from Berlin, Hannover (shown here) and Cleve but is scarce. The next silver five mark was issued in 1888 (see Dav-787).
Recorded mintage: 919,482, a better date.
Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 503, Dav-786.
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- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.