½ Mark - Wilhelm II type 2 - small shield

½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield) -  obverse½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country Germany - 1871-1948
Emperor Wilhelm II (1888-1918)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1905-1919
Value 1/2 Mark (0.50)
Currency Mark (1873-1923)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.777 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.05 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-01-1921
References KM# 17,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
AKS# 6,
Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber; 2020. Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute (35th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461963 .
J# 16,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2019. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (26th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461826 .
Schön DM# 17
Gerhard Schön; 2016. Deutscher Münzkatalog 18. Jahrhundert 1700-1806 (5th edition). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461338 .

Obverse

An Imperial eagle and the mintmark at the bottom of the bow

Lettering: A

Reverse

The value within wreath, date below

Lettering:
DEUTSCHES REICH
1/2
MARK
1916

Translation:
German Empire
1/2
Mark
1916

Edge

Milled

½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield) -  obverse

© Polette

Mints

A Berlin, Germany (1280-date)
D Bavarian State Mint (Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt), Munich, Germany (1158-date)
E Muldenhütten, Germany (1887-1953)
F Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1374-date)
G Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany (1827-date)
J Hamburgische Münze, Germany (801-date)

Comments

A 1917A die error

Ole

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1905 A 37,765,933 6.79 2.99 3.56 4.77 4.77 27%
1905 D 7,636,018 1.66 3.57 4.84 10%
1905 E 4,907,755 3.10 6%
1905 F 6,310,359 2.90 3.57 5.96 8%
1905 G 3,886,200 2.91 7.45 5%
1905 J 6,315,907 1.53 3.57 3.40 8%
1906 A 29,753,852 4.29 2.32 3.18 4.05 4.75 22%
1906 D 11,976,610 3.19 3.57 5.34 13%
1906 E 5,821,109 2.60 3.51 3.61 8%
1906 F 8,535,644 2.38 3.57 4.25 10%
1906 G 4,272,502 3.01 5.53 6%
1906 J 2,179,490 5.36 3% less common
1907 A 14,168,313 1.99 3.38 3.57 12%
1907 D 2,883,910 5%
1907 E 600,000 1.5% rare
1907 F 1,202,052 3%
1907 G 926,763 1.7%
1907 J 3,268,001 3.34 4%
1908 A 5,018,434 2.79 3.66 3.57 6%
1908 D 400,000 1.2%
1908 E 591,366 1.1%
1908 F 1,000 0.19% ultra rare
1908 G 675,177 10.72 1.7% rare
1908 J 1,308,500 1.9% overdate variety exists; rare
1909 A 5,403,769 1.79 4.77 3.10 6%
1909 D 1,000,832 4.77 2% overdate variety exists
1909 E 745,106 1.6%
1909 F 999,040 2%
1909 G 606,929 1.4% rare
1909 J 815,000 1.9% rare
1911 A 2,709,600 2.98 4%
1911 D 703,000 2% overdate variety exists
1911 E 375,963 0.9%
1911 F 501,775 1.2%
1911 G 610,000 1.5%
1911 J 417,769 1.4% rare
1912 A 2,709,400 2.92 4.30 4%
1912 D 703,000 1.5% overdate variety exists; rare
1912 E 369,036 1.2% rare
1912 F 501,224 1.4% rare
1912 J 399,231 1.1% rare
1913 A 5,419,000 3.94 3.10 5.36 6%
1913 D 1,406,000 3.10 4.92 3% overdate variety exists
1913 E 745,000 1.6%
1913 F 1,003,000 4.05 2%
1913 G 610,000 1.5%
1913 J 817,000 8.34 2% rare
1914 A 13,525,298 2.68 2.86 7.42 29.69 15%
1914 D 328,180 10.72 1.2% overdate variety exists; rare
1914 J 2,292,000 4.93 10.01 3.57 4%
1915 A 13,014,879 2.90 3.32 5.96 6.40 6.64 14%
1915 D 5,116,532 3.29 3.01 4.44 3.31 23.66 7% overdate variety exists
1915 E 3,380,000 3.81 4%
1915 F 5,309,000 4.13 4.84 6.53 7%
1915 G 2,730,000 4.77 4%
1915 J 2,285,000 6.55 4%
1916 A 9,749,580 3.25 4.89 6.53 8.58 11%
1916 D 4,397,288 3.01 3.34 3.42 32.39 7% overdate varieties exist
1916 E 1,640,000 3.57 2.37 3%
1916 F 2,410,070 4.98 3.67 3.57 4%
1916 G 1,779,141 7.91 3%
1916 J 1,464,000 4.71 3%
1917 A 14,691,548 1.79 3.57 4.44 2.37 12%
1917 D 978,586 3% overdate variety exists
1917 E 1,561,329 5.34 1.7%
1917 F 450,000 1.2% rare
1917 G 618,631 1.6% rare
1917 J 1,038,808 1.8%
1918 A 14,622,274 3.72 4.77 3.57 11%
1918 D 3,670,442 5.96 3.94 16.05 6% overdate variety exists
1918 E 2,807,238 4.72 3%
1918 F 4,010,000 5.05 6.08 6% rare
1918 G 1,032,314 7.15 2%
1918 J 3,452,000 5.24 5.18 4%
1919 A 9,123,578 4.06 4%
1919 D 2,195,344 7.15 2% overdate variety exists
1919 E 1,766,947 1.3%
1919 F 1,558,961 1.7% rare
1919 J 1,875,142 20.10 2%

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