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Germany 1 Mark 1873 to 1915

 Date: 1901 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: small 
 Description from requester: Device on one side is a wild eagle with what looks like a crown floating above its head on one side with no writing on that side. The inscriptions on the back read DEUTSCHES REICH across the top, 1 MARK in the middle surrounded by reeds and 1901 at the bottom. Also there is only one or two minor nick along the rim and scratches are barely noticeable. 
 [Request 841 received from karbonbased, Thursday, 30-Jul-2009, answered by Chris] 
 [Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tuesday, 23-Apr-2013] 

Germany 1 Mark 1873 to 1915 | mark germany 1 wreath bird crown eagle coat hawk falcon shield reich minor wild nick head only deutiches dutches markt Dear karbonbased, Your 1901 German mark catalogs for $20 US dollars in almost uncirculated condition, but the fact that your coin has scratches lowers that value substantially, probably to $5 or so. The coin in the picture is a little dirty, but dirt and wear are different than scratches and gouges. Coin collectors figure that dirt and wear cannot be avoided, but scratches and gouges are damage.


Just about all of these old marks from the German Empire are only worth a few dollars in worn condition, but they get more valuable before 1888 and with less wear, as follows:

Worn after 1888: $4
Average circulated after 1888: $10
Well preserved after 1888: $50
Almost uncirculated 1888 - 1913: $70
Almost uncirculated after 1913: $20

Worn before 1888: $5
Average circulated before 1888: $8
Well preserved before 1888: $20
Almost uncirculated before 1888: $50
Fully uncirculated before 1888: $100 and up, most are $200+

In addition to these general rules, here are some better dates and mint marks. The approximate catalog values provided below, after the date and mint mark, are for coins in average circulated condition.

BEFORE 1888:

1873B: $20
1873C: $125
1873F: $20
1874B, C: $15
1874E: $20
1874H: $15
1877A: $20
1877B: $250
1878B: $20
1878C, E: $30
1878G, J: $20
1879A: $90
1880D: $20
1880E, F: $30
1880G, H: $70
1880J: $20
1881G, H, 1882G: $25
1882H: $100
1882J: $30
1883D: $50
1883E: $100
1883F: $75
1883G: $150
1883J: $75
1885G, J, 1886E: $18
1886G: $45
1886J: $15

AFTER 1888:

1891D: $1100
1892G: $85
1894G: $70
1896G: $30
1898A: $40
1902G: $32
1906J: $25
1909E: $190
1909J: $280
1911D: $48
1912J: $40
1913F: $30
1913G: $65
1913J: $32
1916F: $48

The best coin in the bunch is an 1905F which catalogs for $1000s of US dollars.

The dollar figures above are catalog values. See our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) for a detailed description of what 'catalog' means.

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