Saxe-Meiningen 1908-D 3 mark

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 22681
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This specimen was lot 22681 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Meiningen. 3 Mark, 1908-D. Munich Mint. PCGS MS-65 PL Secure Holder. Impressively preserved with undeniable mirror-like reflectivity in the fields. One of only two examples to be given the "Prooflike" designation at PCGS." This three mark was struck 1908 and 1913 and is a somewhat better type. It is accompanied by a silver two mark. The last duke, Bernhard III, abdicated in the maelstrom of the collapse of the Wilhelmine regime in 1918.

Recorded mintage: 35,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 16.66 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-203, Dav-488.

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]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.

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