Saxony 1894-E 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4030
This specimen was lot 4030 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$822 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, Königreich Albert 1873-1902. 5 Mark 1894. Fast FDC. (Kingdom of Saxony, Albert, 1873-1902, five mark of 1894, choice uncirculated.)"
This five mark piece was issued from the Muldenhutten mint for king Albert of Saxony in 1898. His younger brother Georg survived him by only two years, to be succeeded by his son Friedrich Albert III in 1904. This type, struck 1891-1902, is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: 50,000 plus 300 proofs.

Specification: 27.77 g, .900 fine silver, 38 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: J. 125. KM 1246, Dav-901.


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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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