Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1915-A 3 mark

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Künker sale 336, lot 6878
This specimen was lot 6878 in Künker sale 336 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €340 (about US$445 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMAN COINS SINCE 1871, REICHSSILBERMÜNZEN, MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN. Friedrich Franz IV. 1897-1918. 3 Mark 1915. Jahrhundertfeier. Winz. Kratzer, polierte Platte. (Germany, grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Frederick Francis IV, 1897-1918, three mark of 1915, centennial of the grand duchy. Minor scratches, proof.)"
This type is scarce, being struck in the midst of World War One. It is accompanied by a five mark.

Recorded mintage: 33,334 plus proofs.

Specification: 16.67 g, .900 fine silver, 33 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 340, J. 88.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 336: Gold coins from all over the World|German Coins after 1871. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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