Saxe-Meiningen 1915 3 mark

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2432
from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 22732
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The first specimen was lot 2432 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 130 CHF (about US$163 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Sachsen-Meiningen, Herzogtum, Georg II. 1866-1914 3 Mark 1915. München Auf seinen Tod. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Meiningen, George II (1866-1914), three mark of 1915, on the death of the duke, choice extremely fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 22732 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[2] noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Meiningen. 3 Mark, 1915. NGC MS-66. Commemorating the death of Georg II. Boldly struck with frosty luster, brilliant and quite attractive." This three mark is the last issue from this state. 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: 30,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 16.66 g, .900 fine silver, 33 mm diameter, this specimen 16.65 g.

Catalog reference: J. 155. KM 207, Dav-489.

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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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