Bavaria 1914-D 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3917
This specimen was lot 3917 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 240 CHF (about US$304 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bayern, Königreich Ludwig III. 1913-1918. 5 Mark 1914. FDC. (Kingdom of Bavaria, Louis III, 1913-18, five mark of 1914, uncirculated.)"
This type is somewhat scarce. Ludwig III succeeded his insane cousin Otto in 1913. This is the only five mark before the shortages of World War One ended the minting of silver. The bust is by Karl Goetz.

Recorded mintage: 142,600.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dav-620, J. 53, KM 521.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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