Saxony 1913-E 3 mark KM-1275

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32940
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This specimen was lot 32940 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $360. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxony. Friedrich August III 3 Mark 1913-E MS67 PCGS, Muldenhutten mint. Light turquoise-shaded peripheries meet fiery amber colors on the reverse in a truly dazzling array of colors that seem to dance across the fields on the commemorative for the centennial of the Battle of Leipzig." The Austrians, Prussians and Russians defeated Napoleon at the three day battle of Leipzig and broke his hold on Germany. A year later, Napoleon abdicated and fled to Elba. This commemorative has a very low catalog value.

Recorded mintage: 1,000,000 plus 17,000 proofs plus 306,500 of the regular KM-1267.

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

Catalog reference: KM 1275, Dav-493.

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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