Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1908 2 mark

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 22687
S-W-Eisenach SB818-22687r.jpg

This specimen was lot 22687 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $168. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. 2 Mark, 1908. PCGS MS-65 Secure Holder. Struck to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Jena University. Minimally marked with satiny luster over the tone free surfaces." This type was saved in sufficient numbers as to be the most common issue from this state of the Wilhelmine era. A silver five mark accompanied this issue. The design, depicting the duke who founded the college, departs from the usual profile busts.

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-219; J-160.


  • 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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