Hamburg 1875-J 5 mark

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was struck in Hamburg 1875-76 and 1888. Hamburg, on the North Sea, was one of three imperial free cities permitted a continued existence under the Empire of 1871; Bremen and Lubeck were the others. She struck silver two, three and five mark and gold ten and twenty mark until that Empire's collapse in 1918. This type is readily available in worn condition but expensive in high grade. The Hamburg mint is still in operation, striking coins for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Recorded mintage: 286,000.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, .803 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 287, Dav-658.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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