Lippe-Detmold 1906-A 2 mark
This specimen was lot 24786 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,035. The catalog description noted, "Lippe-Detmold. Leopold IV 2 Mark 1906A, MS66 NGC, superb brilliant UNC with satiny surfaces and delicate toning in the legends." The small principality of Lippe-Detmld issued only two coin types during the Second Empire, this and a three mark dated 1913 (KM 275), both scarce.
Recorded mintage: 20,000 plus 1,000 proofs.
Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, .321 troy oz ASW, 28 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 270.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.