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½ Mark - Wilhelm II type 2 - small shield

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

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country Germany - 1871-1948
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1905-1919
Value 1/2 Mark (0.50)
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, Schön# 17, J# 16
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871
by Kurt Jaeger
(Gietl)

Obverse

An Imperial eagle. Mintmark is at bottom of bow

Lettering: A

Reverse

Value within wreath, date below.

Lettering:
DEUTSCHES REICH
1/2
MARK
1916

Translation:
German Empire
Mark

Edge

Milled

Comments

Mintmarks - A:Berlin; D:Munich; E:Muldenhütten(Dresden); F:Stuttgart; G:Karlsruhe; J:Hamburg

A 1917A die error

Ole

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1905 A 37,766,000 2.94 3.32
1905 D 7,636,000 3.15 4.34
1905 E 4,908,000 2.66
1905 F 6,310,000 2.57
1905 G 3,886,000 3.97 5.13
1905 J 6,316,000 3.23
1906 A 29,754,000 1.66 2.86 2.70 3.88
1906 D 11,977,000 3.15 4.22 3.88
1906 E 5,821,000 3.43 2.93
1906 F 8,036,000 3.33 3.96
1906 G 4,273,000 4.98
1906 J 2,179,000 12.76 rare
1907 A 14,168,000 3.15
1907 D 2,884,000
1907 E 600,000 rare
1907 F 1,202,000 4.14
1907 G 927,000
1907 J 3,268,000
1908 A 5,018,000 3.22
1908 D 400,000
1908 E 591,000
1908 F 1,000 ultra rare
1908 G 675,000 rare
1908 J 1,309,000 overdate variety exists; rare
1909 A 5,404,000 4.94 3.11
1909 D 1,001,000 overdate variety exists
1909 E 745,000
1909 F 999,000
1909 G 607,000 rare
1909 J 816,000 rare
1911 A 2,710,000
1911 D 703,000 overdate variety exists
1911 E 376,000
1911 F 502,000
1911 G 610,000
1911 J 418,000 rare
1912 A 2,709,000
1912 D 703,000 overdate variety exists; rare
1912 E 369,000 rare
1912 F 501,000 rare
1912 J 399,000 rare
1913 A 5,419,000 2.56 4.99
1913 D 1,406,000 2.55 overdate variety exists
1913 E 745,000
1913 F 1,003,000 4.11
1913 G 610,000
1913 J 817,000 8.75 rare
1914 A 13,525,000 2.50 6.59
1914 D 328,000 overdate variety exists; rare
1914 J 2,292,000 3.61 3.77
1915 A 13,015,000 3.23 5.55
1915 D 5,117,000 3.33 overdate variety exists
1915 E 3,308,000 3.33
1915 F 5,309,000 2.83 4.49
1915 G 2,730,000
1915 J 2,285,000 6.10
1916 A 9,750,000 2.88 3.77 2.98
1916 D 4,397,000 3.26 overdate varieties exist
1916 E 1,640,000
1916 F 2,410,000 3.33
1916 G 1,779,000
1916 J 1,464,000
1917 A 14,692,000 3.17
1917 D 979,000 overdate variety exists
1917 E 1,561,000
1917 F 450,000 rare
1917 G 619,000 rare
1917 J 1,039,000
1918 A 14,622,000 2.83 5.55
1918 D 3,670,000 6.66 overdate variety exists
1918 E 2,807,000
1918 F 4,010,000 5.60 rare
1918 G 1,032,000
1918 J 3,452,000 5.55
1919 A 9,124,000
1919 D 2,195,000 overdate variety exists
1919 E 1,767,000
1919 F 1,559,000 rare
1919 J 1,875,000

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