Germany 1877-A mark
This specimen was lot 1651 in Stephen Album sale 38 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY: Kaiserreich, AR mark, 1877-A, better date/mintmark, lustrous example, About Unc." This type was struck 1873-87 at nine mints; this specimen is a product of the Berlin mint ("A"). In 1891, a modified eagle was introduced and this denomination was struck in that form until 1918 (see KM 14).
Recorded mintage: 697,362, a rare date.
Specification: 5.55 g, .900 fine silver, .160 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-7, Jaeger-9.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 38, featuring the Dabestani Collection of Persian Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2020.