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 truly superior coin from a mint which was not producing its best at the time.  The striking is unusually full and sharp, the lustre is a lovely combination of a swirl around the inscriptions combined with a horizontal wash from die-cleaning.  Any contact is so minimal you really have to...
€830.00
What a beauty!  The obverse is slightly proof-like with a generous splash of gold, the reverse is blast-white with radiant lustre.  One tiny (REALLY tiny!) nick hidden in the beard is all that keeps this coin from being full MS67.  For those of you who love top-of-the-pops plus gorgeous...
€690.00
This is the real deal!  The obverse with swirling deep orange/vermillion lustre, the reverse blast-white with just the start of color at one point.  There have been only 10 pieces graded this high, and I think the two we have here (see also PCGS #17247535) just HAVE to be the prettiest. ...
€375.00
This is our companion piece to PCGS #17247534.  On this one, the obverse has a blazing orange/gold tone while the reverse is a stunning blast-white.  There have been only 10 pieces graded this high, and this one MUST be the absolute prettiest.  No apologies for the price, but if you want...
€395.00
All of the King Otto currency coins are surprisingly difficult to find in any grade MS63 or higher, especially the large and heavy 5 Marks.  The hair and cheek on the portrait are highly susceptable to contact, along with the dreaded right field behind the head. This example exhibits some...
€295.00
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
A truly magnificent gem!  The PCGS photo shows this coin in all its glory.  There is a tiny, faint lustre break left of the portraits, otherwise the coin is perfect.  A very decent greyish-blue toning runs around the obverse inscription.  The reverse has an overall sweep of light greyish-...
€650.00
If you favour coloured Proofs, this one is for you.  Matt details on deep, dark mirrors.  Truly MINOR hair-lines disappear under the gorgeous, even, purple-brown toning with hints of electric blue in the lettering. It is estimated that only about 150 to 200 Proofs were struck, making this...
€875.00
Just a hint of stray hair-lines to the left of the portraits is all that holds this back from being a top gem Proof.  A delicate golden orange toning in the inscription sets off the frosty detail in lovely contrast to the deep mirrors.  The DCAM grading is a good indicator that this one...
€475.00