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Germany 1 Mark 1873 to 1915
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.
NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.
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.
1874B, C: $15
1878C, E: $30
1878G, J: $20
1880E, F: $30
1880G, H: $70
1881G, H, 1882G: $25
1885G, J, 1886E: $18
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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