You have a one-half mark silver coin from the old German Empire, Betty. The imperial eagle is shown on the front, with a crown above and a wreath around. The reverse is also decorated with a beautiful ornate wreath.
These coins contain 0.080 troy ounces of silver, so they can never be worth less than their silver value.
The details on these coins are exquisite, which makes them popular with collectors, because the wear on the coin is easily distinguished, and the grade is plain to even the slightly trained eye.
Unless called out specifically, coins are worth approximately the values called out below in the 'common dates' table. Read the read of the page to check if your date is listed as a better one!
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $40
average circulated: $16
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $125
The *better dates* include the following coins:
The *really good dates* are listed below, with the catalog values for coins in average circulated condition:
Read our 'Important Terminology' page on the top left in order to properly interpret the catalog values found on this page.