The common currency issues were generally ignored by collectors at the time.  Nobody much bothered to seek and set aside choice examples.  So when an example of the Crown-size 5-Mark in this quality turns up, it's something really special. Beautifully struck with brilliant, booooming...
€495.00
A solid bright coin with no faults that stand out.  MS61 seems a bit harsh for the overall appearance; we expected MS62 at least. We don't normally buy coins in anything less than BU, unless there's a very good reason.  Don't let the Pops fool you: 1904 is notorious for weak and mushy...
€350.00
Take another look at the Pops: why is this the highest to date?  We tried this for MS62 but PCGS wouldn't give.  I guess they didn't find the lustre on the reverse to be full enough. Musings ... The mint in Berlin may have considered the economics of such a large mintage of large coins...
€2 875.00
Take a look at the photo - it says all that needs to be said.  Top of the Pops and then some  - not much short of a DCAM.  But then, PCGS can't give a DCAM grade to such a flashy coin ..... Forget the KM value for a "normal" Proof !
€960.00
For those of you who love heavily coloured Proofs, this is a beauty.  The portrait shows hues of pink and purple on top of fields tending to green and turquoise toward the edges.  The reverse has a faint overall champagne tinge.  The few faint hair-lines are well hidden by the colours,...
€285.00
Up to MS63, this coin is far from rare.  Then, quite suddenly, the air gets very thin. Full swirling lustre with razor-sharp detail, a beautiful blue-grey and turquoise toning and brilliant satiny fields make this little gem a joy to behold.  The "+" says it all.  Wonderful eye-appeal and...
€435.00
Brilliant steely contrast, polished fields and frosty details.  Flashy lustre rotates around the portrait with only the slightest traces of contact.  If PCGS were ever to start giving coins a "++" grade, this piece would be shoe-in.  This is the lone Top of the Pops to date and a better-...
€1 675.00
Thank heavens the mint in Hannover didn't always compromise on the striking quality in spite of the large quantity to be produced.  Most of the large coins produced there have a slightly "soft" appearance with more or less mushy details. This example is a blazing ball of silvery white...
€4 250.00
We were not happy with this grading: brilliant contrast and deep mirrors with nothing obtrusive.  This coin is definitely worthy of a "+" and/or a DCAM grading.  This coin is just a shade nicer than the only other PR64CAM, of which we are also currently the proud owners. With an estimated...
€875.00
A real little ball of golden fire!  Shimmering lustre sweeps across the fields and sets off the frosty details beautifully.  You need a jeweller's glass to find a couple microscopic contact points, and that's that!  We had hoped for a "+" but PCGS was being stingy on that day.  Maybe on a...
€1 780.00