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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
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1905-1919
Value 1/2 Mark (0.50)
Currency Goldmark (1873-1914)
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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
AKS# 6,
Großer deutscher Münzkatalog von 1800 bis heute
by Paul Arnold, Harald Küthmann, Dirk Steinhilber
(Battenberg)
J# 16,
Die deutschen Münzen seit 1871
by Kurt Jaeger
(Gietl)
Schön DM# 17
Deutscher Münzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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 37,765,933 2.94 3.32 11.72
1905 D 7,636,018 3.57 4.50
1905 E 4,907,755 2.66
1905 F 6,310,359 2.47 4.43
1905 G 3,886,200 3.33 5.12
1905 J 6,315,907 3.32
1906 A 29,753,852 1.66 2.92 3.31 3.87
1906 D 11,976,610 3.15 4.28 4.70
1906 E 5,821,109 2.41 3.27 3.27
1906 F 8,535,644 3.43 3.43 4.47
1906 G 4,272,502 4.97
1906 J 2,179,490 12.74 rare
1907 A 14,168,313 3.15
1907 D 2,883,910
1907 E 600,000 rare
1907 F 1,202,052 4.13
1907 G 926,763
1907 J 3,268,001
1908 A 5,018,434 3.21
1908 D 400,000
1908 E 591,366
1908 F 1,000 ultra rare
1908 G 675,177 9.97 rare
1908 J 1,308,500 overdate variety exists; rare
1909 A 5,403,769 4.13 4.13
1909 D 1,000,832 overdate variety exists
1909 E 745,106
1909 F 999,040
1909 G 606,929 rare
1909 J 815,000 rare
1911 A 2,709,600 3.60
1911 D 703,000 overdate variety exists
1911 E 375,963
1911 F 501,775
1911 G 610,000
1911 J 417,769 rare
1912 A 2,709,400
1912 D 703,000 overdate variety exists; rare
1912 E 369,036 rare
1912 F 501,224 rare
1912 J 399,231 rare
1913 A 5,419,000 2.56 4.98
1913 D 1,406,000 2.55 overdate variety exists
1913 E 745,000
1913 F 1,003,000 4.10
1913 G 610,000
1913 J 817,000 8.73 rare
1914 A 13,525,298 2.50 6.65
1914 D 328,180 overdate variety exists; rare
1914 J 2,292,000 3.60 3.77
1915 A 13,014,879 3.22 5.28
1915 D 5,116,532 3.32 overdate variety exists
1915 E 3,380,000 3.32
1915 F 5,309,000 2.82 4.49 5.97
1915 G 2,730,000 3.88
1915 J 2,285,000 6.09
1916 A 9,749,580 2.90 3.76 3.88
1916 D 4,397,288 3.18 30.11 overdate varieties exist
1916 E 1,640,000
1916 F 2,410,070 3.32
1916 G 1,779,141
1916 J 1,464,000
1917 A 14,691,548 3.18 3.52
1917 D 978,586 overdate variety exists
1917 E 1,561,329
1917 F 450,000 rare
1917 G 618,631 rare
1917 J 1,038,808
1918 A 14,622,274 3.01 4.98
1918 D 3,670,442 6.65 overdate variety exists
1918 E 2,807,238 5.80
1918 F 4,010,000 5.59 rare
1918 G 1,032,314
1918 J 3,452,000 5.54
1919 A 9,123,578
1919 D 2,195,344 overdate variety exists
1919 E 1,766,947
1919 F 1,558,961 rare
1919 J 1,875,142

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