Prussia 1911-A 3 mark KM-531

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32906
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This specimen was lot 32906 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $480. The catalog description[1] noted, "Prussia. Wilhelm II Proof 3 Mark 1911-A PR66 Cameo NGC, Berlin mint. Struck upon the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the University of Breslau. With dazzling reflectivity. From the Jamestown Collection." This German commemorative was minted and saved in sufficient numbers that it is today fairly common, tho the proofs are expensive. It followed a similar three mark issued in 1910 for the centennial of Berlin university (KM 530).

Recorded mintage: 400,000 plus proofs plus 3,241,710 of the regular issue (KM 527).

Specification: 16.66 g, .900 fine silver, .482 troy oz ASW, 33 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 531, Dav-482.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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