Lubeck 1908-A 3 mark

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from the Stacks Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 22613
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This specimen was lot 22613 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $528. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Lubeck. 3 Mark, 1908-A. NGC MS-67. Luster radiates beneath an attractive sheath of tone and no marks of significance are visible over the surfaces. An exceptional survivor!" This type was struck 1908-14. It is not rare but is still triple the price of a common Wurttemberg three mark.

Recorded mintage: 33,334.

Specification: 16.67 g, .900 fine silver, .479 troy oz ASW, 33 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-215; J-82, Dav-477.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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