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Germany Bavaria 2, 3, and 5 Mark  1888 to 1913
Germany Bavaria 2, 3, and 5 Mark 1888 to 1913

All these 2, 3, and 5 mark coins from 1888 to 1913 have King Otto on the 'heads' side and the German imperial eagle on the 'tails' side, although the eagle design varies slightly from year to year.

Here are some details for these beautiful coins. Values are for all dates and mint marks, unless called out separately

FUNF (5) MARK: 37 mm diameter, 0.804 Troy ounces silver
worn: $20 to $30 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $50 to $100
well preserved (like the picture): $150 to $200
fully uncirculated: $250 to $400
1888D $500 in average circulated condition
1896D $250 average circulated
1906D $150 average circulated

DREI (3) MARK: 34 mm diameter, 0.482 Troy ounces silver
worn: $15 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved (like the picture): $35
fully uncirculated: $80

ZWEI (2) MARK: 28 mm diameter, 0.322 Troy ounces silver
worn: $10 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved (like the picture): $55
fully uncirculated: $100 to $200
1888 $300 in average circulated condition
1898D $110 in average circulated condition
1913D $80 average circulated

Be sure you understand what 'catalog value' means. It is defined in detail on our Terminology page.

The value can't go lower than the basic value of silver. Look up the value on web sites such as Kitco.com.

The second picture shows the reverse side of a drei mark with natural rainbow toning. The vivid colors are very attractive to some collectors, and very repulsive to other collectors. All told, toned coins are worth less than 'white' silver coins unless you can find a toning freak who will pay extra for toned coins. Me? Personally? I like toned coins. It makes them extra interesting.

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COINS. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Coin: 2056 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Commandosniper, Sat, 28-Nov-2009 18:11:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 06-Jul-2013 00:31:19 GMT
Reviewed and updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Wed, 24-Jun-2015 18:28:13 GMT
Requester description: 1894 Otto Koenig Von Bayern, Picture of Head looks like a young but mature man, short but wavy hair. Mintmark under the neck. Obverse of coin German Reichseagle with Funf Mark written under eagle and deuches reich 1894 above
Tags: germany bavaria 2 3 5 mark greman deustch bundesrepublik deutchland deutschen duetsches dutches deutiches deutsches deutscherlander deutschiand deuches germanic bundesrublika deutschland germeny gremany dutchland deutsch deutsche germandy deutschem bundesrepublika deutscher german deutches deutchlands deutchen deutschlands bavarle bayern bava bavariae bayerische bayer bavria baiern bavarie bavarian deutschemark marke dutchemark markt deuchmark marks marc marck otto koenig von head young mature man short wavy wave hair neck obverse reichseagle funf eagle reich koeni konung konigr coing koningrik koenigreich koningrujk kongung koningin koin koning koningrijk koningryk konge kongeriget koninkrijk koenigreigh koeing konig kongerike boy male mann boys mans waving waive wavey waves hairdo hairline anverse eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel drei zwei crown tiara ribbon hawk falcon coat arms shield crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera coats crests insignia crested crest creast sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields

  

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