Germany 1909-J 25 pfennig

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Künker sale 336, lot 6664
This specimen was lot 6664 in Künker sale 336 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €2,000 (about US$2,617 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMAN COINS SINCE 1871, REICHSKLEINMÜNZEN. 25 Pfennig 1909, J. Sehr selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Polierte Platte. (Germany, minor coinage of the empire, twenty-five pfennig of 1909-J. Very rare in this condition, proof.)"
This type was struck 1909-12 in moderate quantities and is not common. The 1909-J is the only rare date. It is a product of the Hamburg mint.

Recorded mintage: 10,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 4.10 g, nickel, 23 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 18, J. 18.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 336: Gold coins from all over the World|German Coins after 1871. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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