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1913 DEUTSCHES REICH TWO MARK COIN

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A great piece of numismatic history is presented here in the Two Mark silver coin which was struck to commemorate the 25th Year of Reign by Wilhelm II in 1913.

The coin is in reasonable condition with only light wear on the reverse and obverse. A great deal of the finely engraved details in the shield and eagle are still clearly visible.

As an upper middle grade example it is priced to suit collectors of all budgets.

Coins from the era of the Prussians are always a great collectible.

Please see the pictures to judge for yourself as they form a major part of the overall description.

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Wilhelm II Prussian Silver 2 Mark  – 25th Year of Reign

Country    German states (Prussia)
Year         1913 A
Value:       2 Mark
Obverse:    Uniformed bust right
Reverse:    Crowned imperial eagle with shield on breast
Edge:         Reeded
Metal:         Silver (.900 fine)
Weight:       11.1110 g
Diameter:    28 mm
Thickness:   2.5 mm
Shape:        Round
Catalogue:  KM# 533

History

By 1913, Wilhelm II had been in reign for 25 years.

A Prussian 2 mark coin was minted during that year to commemorate this event.

Its composition, mass, and dimensions were identical to all the 2 mark coins before it.

A right-facing portrait of the kaiser, different from the one used on the most recent general issue 2 mark coin, was engraved on the coin’s obverse.

Directly underneath the effigy was an olive branch, and below the branch were the years “1888” and “1913”, and the coin’s mint mark (A) which was for Berlin.

A legend reading “WILHELM II DEUTSHCER KAISER KÖNIG VON PREUSSEN” was inscribed around the coin’s edge on the obverse.

The reverse featured the large Reichsadler or State Eagle typical on all Imperial German coinage after 1889.

A total of 2,000,000 of these coins were produced, with only 5000 being struck in proof quality.

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