Saxe-Meiningen 1915 2 mark
This specimen was lot 22683 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $168. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Meiningen. 2 Mark, 1915. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Struck to commemorate the death of Georg II. Carefully preserved and displaying a band of brilliance that runs across the obverse surfaces." This three mark was struck 1915 only. It is accompanied by a silver three mark. The last duke, Bernhard III, abdicated in the maelstrom of the collapse of the Wilhelmine regime in 1918.
Recorded mintage: 30,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-206; J-154.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.