Germany 1880-G mark
This specimen was lot 50457 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $212. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Mark, 1880-G. PCGS AU-53." This type was struck 1873-87 at nine mints; this specimen is a product of the Karlsruhe mint ("G"). In 1891, a modified eagle was introduced and this denomination was struck in that form until 1918 (see KM 14).
Recorded mintage: 146,000 (a rare 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, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.