Prussia 1884-A 2 mark

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Sincona sale 66, lot 1287
This specimen was lot 1287 in Sincona sale 66 (Zurich, October 2020), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$461 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND | Empire | Preussen, Königreich. Wilhelm I. 1861-1888. 2 Mark 1884 A, Berlin. Gutes vorzüglich. (Germany, kingdom of Prussia, William I, 1861-88, two mark of 1884, Berlin mint. Good extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1876-80, 1883-84 from Berlin (shown here), Breslau and Cleve (closed 1877). The issues of 1876-77 are common but 1879-80, 1883-84 are scarce. The next silver two mark was issued in 1888 for Frederick III.

Recorded mintage: 140,168.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, .321 troy oz ASW, this specimen 11.10 g.

Catalog reference: KM 56, J. 96 A.

Source:

  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 66, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, featuring the Claude Stritt Collection, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2020.

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