Saxony 1911-E 2 mark

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Heritage sale 3076, lot 33928
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This specimen was lot 33928 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Saxony. Friedrich August III Proof 2 Mark 1911-E PR65 NGC, Muldenhutten mint. Fully deserving of an Ultra Cameo designation by every stretch of the imagination, a level of frosting present on the bust that is seldom found, accompanied by lightly contouring tone that gives a sculpturesque finish." This type was struck 1905-08, 1911-14. Altho the kingdom of Saxony collapsed after World War One, the Muldenhutten mint continued to operate for the Weimar Republic and later the Nazis.

Recorded mintage: 186,250.

Specification: 11.11 g, .900 fine silver, 28 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 1263.

Source:

  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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