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1913 Prussia 5 Mark Pattern PCGS SP65
The Kaiser’s Über-Militaristic 1913 Prussia 5 Mark Pattern Coin – Finest Known
This pattern coin was not struck for circulation, which is a shame – just look at the fine details on the helmet and eyes of Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II on the obverse and the eagle on the reverse. They’re absolutely spectacular, with superb levels of craftsmanship and a strike so crisp that you can’t turn away. The eye appeal is incredible!
What’s more, the mintage for this coin is so low that we can’t even find a record for it! We do suspect, however, that it is an extremely small population. And there is one thing we do know for sure: only three coins have been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and just six coins have been graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).
Collectors are always seeking out the one thing that no other collector can have. This is that coin! According to the PCGS population report, this coin is the single highest graded and finest known of the six they have graded. It comes certified as being in Gem Uncirculated Specimen-65 (SP65) condition, and features rainbow toning that further enhances its eye appeal. For any collector of foreign coins – especially European coins – this Wilhelm II pattern coin is a must-have.
Why was this coin struck? Who knows, but it does offer some insight into the turbulent times leading up to World War I. It was well-known that Kaiser Wilhelm II was the product of a typically militaristic and über-masculine Prussian upbringing. The oldest grandchild of Great Britain’s Queen Victoria, Wilhelm felt that he was under constant pressure to “act tough” and measure up to his English relatives. This behavior manifested itself in his manner of dress where he was almost never seen out of a military uniform. According to some sources, he had as many as 400 different uniforms!
Perhaps his most famous uniform featured a specially designed spiked or pickelhaube helmet. Arguably one of the most enduring symbols of the First World War, Germany’s helmet with an ornamental metal spike on top was instantly recognizable by friend and foe alike. Kaiser Wilhelm’s militaristic obsession took it a step further and surmounted a white eagle on top of his helmet in place of the spike. And to further distinguish himself, the eagle itself is adorned with its own crown.
It is that image that resides menacingly on the obverse of this coin. Not to be outdone, the reverse shows a positively evil-looking eagle wrapping its wings around a crown atop a flat shield. Perhaps even a militaristic warmonger like Wilhelm II knew better than to release this coin for wide circulation just as Europe was beginning to rattle its sabers on the eve of all-out war!
This spectacular coin can be yours – but only if you act fast! Owning a piece as scarce as this in the finest grade known is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Don’t let it slip away; reserve it to your cart today!
- FINEST GRADE SPECIMEN KNOWN – This 1913 Prussian pattern coin has been graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as being in Gem Uncirculated Specimen-65 (SP65) condition, making it the finest known example of this coin in existence!
- MILITARISTIC SYMBOLS PORTEND A HORRIFIC FUTURE – The militaristic designs on this coin were in keeping with Kaiser Wilhelm’s personality as a tough-talking uncouth warmonger who led his country into World War I. He is depicted in one of his many military uniformed on the obverse while the reverse shows a defiant eagle protecting a crown atop a flat shield.
- STRUCK IN FINE SILVER – This 1913 Prussia 5 Mark Pattern coin was struck in 27.77 grams of highly pure 90% fine silver and measures 38 mm in diameter.
- EXCEPTIONALLY LOW-EDITION PATTERN COIN – No exact mintage total exists for this coin, however according to PCGS and NGC population reports, only nine coins are known to have been submitted for grading.
Struck in limited quantities on the eve of World War I, this rare 1913 Prussia 5 Mark Pattern in Specimen-65 condition is the finest known example of this coin in existence. Add it to your collection today before someone else snatches it away!
|Year of Issue||1913|
|Coin Weight||27.78 Grams - g|
|Weight||1 Ounce - oz|