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

Issuer Germany - 1871-1948
Emperor Wilhelm II (1888-1918)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1905-1919
Value ½ Mark (0.50)
Currency Mark (1873-1923)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 2.777 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.05 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 January 1921
Number N# 2340
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 17,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
AKS# 6,
Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber; 2020. Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute (35th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
J# 16,
Kurt Jaeger, Michael Kurt Sonntag; 2019. Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871 : mit Prägezahlen und Bewertungen (26th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Schön DM# 17
Gerhard Schön; 2019. Deutscher Münzkatalog 18. Jahrhundert 1700-1806 (5th edition). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

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

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Mints

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

Comments

A 1917A die error

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1905 A 37 765 933 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 $ 3.00 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 $ 4.60 28%
1905 D 7 636 018 $ 2.00 $ 3.00 $ 3.70 10%
1905 E 4 907 755 $ 2.70 $ 3.00 $ 3.20 6%
1905 F 6 310 359 $ 2.60 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 8%
1905 G 3 886 200 $ 2.60 $ 8.40 5%
1905 J 6 315 907 $ 1.30 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 8%
1906 A 29 753 852 $ 2.70 $ 2.70 $ 3.00 $ 4.60 $ 4.80 $ 5.40 23%
1906 D 11 976 610 $ 2.10 $ 2.50 $ 4.10 $ 5.20 $ 6.30 $ 10 13%
1906 E 5 821 109 $ 2.40 $ 3.10 $ 3.20 8%
1906 F 8 535 644 $ 2.00 $ 3.20 $ 4.00 10%
1906 G 4 272 502 $ 2.70 $ 2.90 $ 3.20 6%
1906 J 2 179 490 $ 8.40 3% less common
1907 A 14 168 313 $ 1.90 $ 3.10 $ 3.60 12%
1907 D 2 883 910 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 5%
1907 E 600 000 $ 10 1.7% rare
1907 F 1 202 052 3%
1907 G 926 763 1.9%
1907 J 3 268 001 $ 2.60 $ 3.20 4%
1908 A 5 018 434 $ 2.60 $ 3.10 $ 3.10 6%
1908 D 400 000 1.3%
1908 E 591 366 1.3%
1908 F 1 000 0.2% ultra rare
1908 G 675 177 $ 9.50 1.6% rare
1908 J 1 308 500 1.9% overdate variety exists
1909 A 5 403 769 $ 1.60 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 6%
1909 D 1 000 832 $ 3.10 2% overdate variety exists
1909 E 745 106 1.6%
1909 F 999 040 2%
1909 G 606 929 1.5% rare
1909 J 815 000 1.8% rare
1911 A 2 709 600 $ 2.60 4%
1911 D 703 000 2.0% overdate variety exists
1911 E 375 963 0.9%
1911 F 501 775 1.2%
1911 G 610 000 $ 9.40 1.5%
1911 J 417 769 $ 9.50 1.5% rare
1912 A 2 709 400 $ 2.60 $ 3.10 $ 3.20 4%
1912 D 703 000 1.5% overdate variety exists
1912 E 369 036 1.1% rare
1912 F 501 224 1.3% rare
1912 J 399 231 $ 3.90 1.1% rare
1913 A 5 419 000 $ 2.60 $ 3.20 $ 4.60 $ 6.30 6%
1913 D 1 406 000 $ 2.90 $ 5.30 3% overdate variety exists
1913 E 745 000 1.5%
1913 F 1 003 000 $ 3.60 2%
1913 G 610 000 1.5%
1913 J 817 000 $ 7.40 2% rare
1914 A 13 525 298 $ 2.50 $ 3.00 $ 5.60 $ 5.60 $ 9.30 14%
1914 D 328 180 $ 9.50 1.1% overdate variety exists
1914 J 2 292 000 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 4%
1915 A 13 014 879 $ 2.60 $ 2.60 $ 4.10 $ 5.40 $ 9.50 15%
1915 D 5 116 532 $ 2.70 $ 2.70 $ 3.90 $ 8.20 $ 18 7% overdate variety exists
1915 E 3 380 000 $ 3.70 $ 4.10 $ 5.40 4%
1915 F 5 309 000 $ 2.30 $ 3.20 $ 4.20 $ 4.20 $ 5.80 7%
1915 G 2 730 000 $ 2.00 $ 4.60 4%
1915 J 2 285 000 $ 3.20 $ 5.80 4%
1916 A 9 749 580 $ 2.50 $ 3.30 $ 4.60 $ 11 $ 11 11%
1916 D 4 397 288 $ 2.70 $ 3.00 $ 3.20 $ 5.20 $ 47 7% overdate varieties exist
1916 E 1 640 000 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 3%
1916 F 2 410 070 $ 2.60 $ 3.60 $ 5.00 4%
1916 G 1 779 141 $ 5.20 $ 5.20 3%
1916 J 1 464 000 $ 2.70 $ 4.20 3%
1917 A 14 691 548 $ 2.40 $ 3.20 $ 3.70 $ 3.70 $ 11 12%
1917 D 978 586 $ 2.90 $ 3.80 3% overdate variety exists
1917 E 1 561 329 $ 4.70 1.8%
1917 F 450 000 1.3% rare
1917 G 618 631 1.7% rare
1917 J 1 038 808 $ 4.80 1.9%
1918 A 14 622 274 $ 3.10 $ 3.20 $ 4.20 $ 11 $ 34 11%
1918 D 3 670 442 $ 3.30 $ 3.30 $ 4.30 $ 4.30 $ 39 7% overdate variety exists
1918 E 2 807 238 $ 4.70 $ 5.50 $ 6.30 3%
1918 F 4 010 000 $ 3.50 $ 5.20 $ 5.20 $ 5.80 $ 7.40 6% rare
1918 G 1 032 314 $ 6.20 $ 6.30 2%
1918 J 3 452 000 $ 4.20 $ 4.20 4%
1919 A 9 123 578 $ 3.40 4%
1919 D 2 195 344 $ 5.20 $ 19 2% overdate variety exists
1919 E 1 766 947 $ 6.30 1.4%
1919 F 1 558 961 1.6% rare
1919 J 1 875 142 $ 18 2%

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231945
Lot 61264
Internet Archive
Nov 7, 2019 1905 F UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232023
Lot 61293
Internet Archive
Jun 3, 2020 1905 G UNC
(PCGS PR66 Deep Cameo)
USD 1320.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
2022 May 29 The Kansas Collection of German Coins Showcase Auction 61272
Lot 97362
Internet Archive
May 29, 2022 1906 A UNC
(PCGS MS67)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
2022 May 29 The Kansas Collection of German Coins Showcase Auction 61272
Lot 97363
Internet Archive
May 29, 2022 1908 A UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 109.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
2022 May 29 The Kansas Collection of German Coins Showcase Auction 61272
Lot 97364
Internet Archive
May 29, 2022 1908 G – rare UNC
(NGC MS62)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36308
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1915 A UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36310
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1916 A UNC
(PCGS MS67)
USD 41.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232113
Lot 61407
Internet Archive
Mar 31, 2021 1916 D – overdate varieties exist UNC
(PCGS MS67)
USD 55.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232112
Lot 64426
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2021 1916 D – overdate varieties exist UNC
(PCGS MS67)
USD 99.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Mark - Wilhelm II (type 2 - small shield)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232110
Lot 62379
Internet Archive
Mar 10, 2021 1916 D – overdate varieties exist UNC
(PCGS MS67)
USD 104.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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