Baden 1899-G 2 mark
This specimen was lot 31491 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description noted, "German States: Baden. Friedrich I 2 Mark 1899-G MS65 Prooflike NGC, Stuttgart mint, A deeply toned obverse with a plethora of richly iridescent shades, a lightly champagne-tinged white on the reverse, all of which overlies watery prooflike surfaces. An amazing coin which is a pleasure to admire." This type was first struck in 1892. Despite the substantial mintage, it is expensive in nice condition. It accompanied a similar five mark. The grand duke died in 1907.
Recorded mintage: 327,061.
Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 269.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.