Germany 1887-A mark

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34755
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 34755 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $106. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Mark, 1887-A. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder." 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: 3,005,644 (a common 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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