Hamburg 1900-J 2 mark

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Goldberg sale 100, lot 2487
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This specimen was lot 2487 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it sold for $446.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Hamburg. 2 Mark, 1900-J. Light reddish tone over gleaming surfaces. PCGS graded MS-67+." This type is common and was struck 1892-1914. The Hamburg mint is still in operation, striking coins for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Recorded mintage: 172,000.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge, this specimen 11.09 g.

Catalog reference: KM-612; J-63.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 100: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017

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