Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1877-A 2 mark
This specimen was lot 22619 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $360. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Mecklenburg-Strelitz. 2 Mark, 1877-A. Berlin Mint. PCGS Proof Genuine--Lacquer, Unc Details Secure Holder. Fully detailed with lacquer over lightly handled surfaces. A very SCARCE issue in top condition." Despite the substantial mintage, this is one of the most expensive types of the Wilhelmine empire altho this specimen sold for one-eighth of the catalog value.
Recorded mintage: 100,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-108.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- 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.