Anhalt 1914-A 3 mark

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2469
This specimen was lot 2469 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Anhalt, Herzogtum, Friedrich II. 1904-1914 3 Mark 1914. A Berlin. Vorzüglich aus Polierter Platte. Kl. Kratzer. (Germany, duchy of Anhalt, Frederick II, 1904-14, three mark of 1914, Berlin mint. Extremely fine, Proof planchet, Small scratches.)"
It is listed in the SCWC under "Anhalt-Dessau" but as the other branches of Anhalt, Anhalt-Bernberg and Anhalt-Cothen, had gone extinct by 1863, the title on the coin is simply "HERZOG V. ANHALT." This coin is the last three mark of this ruler. All are products of the Berlin mint.

Recorded mintage: 200,000 plus 1,000 proofs.

Specification: 16.67 g, .900 fine silver, 33 mm diameter, this specimen 16.63 g.

Catalog reference: J. 24. KM 30, Dav-465.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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