Germany 1878-A mark
This specimen was lot 22413 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Mark, 1878-A. NGC MS-64. Uniquely toned with a rectangular window of brilliance atop the eagle motif and attractive multicolored tone elsewhere. Cataloged as a better date with a value in the Standard Catalog of World Coins of $1,500 in MS63." 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: 1,526,744, a better date.
Specification: 5.55 g, .900 fine silver, .160 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-7.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.