Schaumburg-Lippe 1904-A 5 mark

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4090
This specimen was lot 4090 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 1550 CHF (about US$1,960 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Schaumburg-Lippe, Fürstentum Georg, 1893-1911. 5 Mark 1904. Vorzüglich-FDC aus Polierter Platte. (Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe, George, 1893-1911, five mark of 1904, Berlin mint. Extremely fine to unicrculated on a polished planchet.)"
This type was struck 1898 and 1904 only and is rare. It was accompanied by a silver two mark and a gold twenty mark. A three mark of 1911 (KM 55) ended the series.

Recorded mintage: 3,000 plus 200 proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 165. KM 204, Dav-911.


  • 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.
  • 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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