Oldenburg 1900-A 5 mark Dav-754

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Ponterio sale 182, lot 660
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Oldenburg in 1942

This specimen was lot 660 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,553.13. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Oldenburg. 5 Mark, 1900-A. NGC PROOF-64." This issue, the first thaler for this locale since 1864, is rare in proof and uncirculated.

Recorded mintage: 20,000 plus proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 95. KM 203, Davenport-754.


  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.

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