Baden 1907 2 mark

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 22512
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This specimen was lot 22512 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $80. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Baden. 2 Mark, 1907. NGC MS-65. Struck to commemorate the death of Grand Duke Friedrich I. Blast white and fully lustrous with a frosted appearance on the obverse portrait. A delightful Gem example." This type was struck 1907 and is fairly common by dint of being saved. It accompanied a five mark also issued for the death (Dav-537).

Recorded mintage: 350,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-278.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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