Hesse, Ludwig IV 5 Mark, 1877-H (Darmstadt), PCGS MS63
I love these dainty little gold coins when they're all there! No problems, good contrast, bright lustre, this is a rock-solid MS63. Only a small faint break in the lustre to the right of the portrait is what kept PCGS from grading this coin higher. KM doesn't even attempt to value these coins in BU (MS63).
NOTE: The 1877 5 Mark pieces in Gold from Ludwig IV are disproportionally scarcer (especially in higher grades) than those of Ludwig III, in an apparent ratio of about 1:3. It is possible that the mintage figures for this coin according to the records of the Darmstadt mint include a balance of coins with the portrait of Ludwig III (also 1877), which would explain the anomally.
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Ludwig IV1877-H (Darmstadt)
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