Reuss-Obergreiz 1892-A 2 mark

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10335
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC
Sincona sale 51, lot 3349
The first specimen was lot 10335 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $999. The catalog description[1] noted, "Reuss-Obergreiz. 2 Marks, 1892. NGC MS-62. NGC MS-62." The second specimen was lot 3349 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 525 CHF (about US$633 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Reuss, Ältere Linie (-Greiz), Fürstentum, Heinrich XXII. 1859-1902. 2 Mark 1892 A, Berlin. Vorzüglich. Hübsche Patina. (Germany, principality of Reuss-Greiz, Henry XXII, 1859-1902, two mark of 1892, Berlin mint. Extremely fine, Attractive patina.)"
Reuss was one of the splinter states of Saxon Thuringia and itself underwent several divisions. Many rulers were named Heinrich and several lines consolidated their numbering, resulting in this prince becoming Heinrich the twenty-second. Reuss-Obergreiz issued a few coins on the unified empire standard before falling extinct in 1902.

Recorded mintage: 10,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, the second specimen 11.11 g.

Catalog reference: J. 117, KM-127.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • [2]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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