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
This is an exceedingly rare coin in gem Proof condition.  The high relief and open fields are particularly vulnerable to contact.  This example is virtually flawless with razor sharp detail set amid the usual "wobbly"  mirrors associated with this issue.  Slight golden amber tones around...
€ 875.00
A nice contrasty Proof with razor-sharp detail and dish-like curved mirror fields.  There is some minor contact and chatter, but this mostly disappears under a most attractive overall blueish-grey toning with hints of purple. Proofs of the currency coins of King Albert are ALL extremely...
€ 960.00
What a powerful coin !  Unusual quality for the Berlin Mint. Dazzling white relief on bottomless mirrors !  This is how these coins looked when struck, but sadly, only a handful have survived without something happening to those big mirrors around the Eagle.  Usind a STRONG glass, you...
€ 2 175.00
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
When producing the Rentenmark coins, it appears that none of the mints made any effort to match the quality achieved during the German Empire period, especially the mint at Berlin. Typical of these coins, the planchet is of a rough finish, but the striking has brought out the mirrors just...
€ 395.00
The mint at Karlsruhe is not known for especially high-quality Proofs during this period, especially for currency coins. This Proof is especially sharp and contrasty with only a few stray hair-lines.  There is a light sheen across the fields from die-cleaning, giving the coin an extra...
€ 550.00
The copper-nickel alloy used for these coins did not lend itself well to striking proofs.  The mint at Munich did an OK job but nothing spectacular.  (We have never seen a Proof of this coin from Munich which would qualify for a CAM grade.) This example has nice contrast.  There is a...
€ 640.00
These Rentenpfennig coins are notorious for poor quality, especially those from Stuttgart and Hamburg. This one is surprisingly sharp and not "mushy", the colour is almost as bright as the day it left the mint.  The surface shows the usual slight porosity typical of these, but all of it...
€ 490.00