Saxony 1909-E 3 mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4355
This specimen was lot 4355 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €950 (about US$1,281 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSSILBERMÜNZEN, SACHSEN, Friedrich August III. 1904-1918. 3 Mark 1909, In US-Plastikholder der PCGS mit der Bewertung PR 66 DEEP CAMEO. Kabinettstück Polierte Platte. (Germany, unified silver coinage, kingdom of Saxony, Frederick August III, 1904-18, three mark of 1909, in PCGS PR-66 DEEP CAMEO holder. Proof.)"
Saxony was one of the half dozen states in the Wilhelmine empire to issue coinage on a regular basis. This three mark was minted 1908-13 and is common. A commemorative three mark of 1917 (KM 1276) is the last issue from this state, closing out a thousand years of coinage.

Recorded mintage: 307,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 16.67 g, .900 fine silver, 33 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 1267, J. 135, Dav-492.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • 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.

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