Saxony 1909 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4040
This specimen was lot 4040 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$1,012 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Sachsen, Königreich Friedrich August III. 1904-1918. 5 Mark 1909. 500-Jahrfeier der Universität Leipzig. Polierte Platte. FDC. (Kingdom of Saxony, Frederick Augustus III, 1904-18, five mark of 1909, on 500th anniversary of Leipzig University. Proof.)"
This commemorative is somewhat available. A similar two mark was minted for the occasion (KM 1268).

Recorded mintage: 50,000 plus 300 proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 139. KM 1269, Dav-906.


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  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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