Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1915-A 3 mark KM-1161

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23864
Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1915 3 mark rev Heritage 3020-23864.jpg

The first specimen was lot 23864 in Heritage sale 3020, where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Ernst August 3 Mark 1915-A, Proof 65 Cameo NGC, rare first type without U LUNEB added to the obverse legend. Brilliant mirror surfaces with just a hint of emerging patina in the legends." This type is rare. The obverse was modified later in the issue to add "u. Luneb." (see KM 1162).

Recorded mintage: 1,700 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 16.66 g, .900 fine silver, 33 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dav-471, KM 1161.

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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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