Lippe-Detmold 1906-A 2 mark

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 24786
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Lippe in 1942, from Hammond's Atlas

This specimen was lot 24786 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $1,035. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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