Germany 1886-F mark

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Sincona sale 57, lot 2776
This specimen was lot 2776 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 180 CHF (about US$214 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND | Empire | Kleinmünzen des Kaiserreichs, 1 Mark 1896 F, Stuttgart. NGC MS67. (Germany, empire, small change, one mark of 1896, Stuttgart mint, superb gem uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1873-87 at nine mints; this specimen is a product of the Stuttgart mint ("F"). It is a somewhat common date. In 1891, a modified eagle was introduced and this denomination was struck in that form until 1918.

Recorded mintage: 1,031,000.

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

Catalog reference: J. 17, KM 7.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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