Germany 1882-H mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4238
This specimen was lot 4238 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,700 (about US$2,291 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSKLEINMÜNZEN, 1 Mark 1882, H. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. Vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (unified minor coinage, one mark of 1882-H, very scarce in this condition, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1873-87 at nine mints; this specimen is a product of the Darmstadt mint ("H"). It is a key date. In 1891, a modified eagle was introduced and this denomination was struck in that form until 1918.

Recorded mintage: 109,000.

Specification: 5.55 g, .900 fine silver, 24 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: J. 9, KM 7.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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