Bavaria 1910-D 3 mark
This three mark piece was struck at the Munich mint (mintmark "D") for the kingdom of Bavaria, a member of the German Empire. This type was struck 1908-13 along with silver 2 and 5 mark and gold 10 and 20 mark pieces. The three mark, roughly equal to the old thaler, is the most common. Coin issues ceased at the start of World War One and the kingdom was abolished with the collapse of the Empire in 1918.
Recorded mintage: 1,496,000.
Specification: 16.66 g, .900 fine silver, .482 troy oz ASW, 33 mm diameter, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: KM 515, Dav-467.
- 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.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.