Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1915-A 3 mark

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32919
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This specimen was lot 32919 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $456. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Wilhelm Ernst 3 Mark 1915-A MS66 NGC, Berlin mint. A remarkable example with blast-white silvery luster well-complimented by a seldomly-seen mottled sapphire and amber iridescence." The three mark, roughly equal to the old thaler, is the most common issue from this small state. This commemorative from the start of World War One is the last from the grand duchy, which was abolished with the collapse of the Empire in 1918.

Recorded mintage: 50,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 16.66 g, .900 fine silver, .482 troy oz ASW, 33 mm diameter, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: KM 222, Dav-491.

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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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