Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1904-A 5 mark Dav-730

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3975
This specimen was lot 3975 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 225 CHF (about US$285 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Grossherzogtum Münzstätte Berlin Friedrich Franz IV. 1897-1918. 5 Mark 1904. Auf seine Hochzeit mit Alexandra von Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Berieben. Polierte Platte. (Grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Frederick Francis, 1897-1918, five mark of 1904, Berlin mint, on the dukes wedding to Alexandra of Brunswick-Luneburg, proof.)"
This type is scarce but not rare. It is accompanied by a silver two mark.

Recorded mintage: 40,000 plus 2,500 proofs.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dav-730, J. 87, KM 334.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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