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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique German 5 Mark Die Trial in Silver

Mike Byers Mint Error News - Unique German 5 Mark Die Trial in Silver

1932G Germany 5 Mark

Reverse Trial Strike in Silver

Johann Goethe




By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ……
This is a unique and unlisted Germany 5 Mark reverse trial strike. It is the adopted design in silver. It is uniface since only the reverse die was used to test strike a planchet. Notice that the strike is not full, since as a die trial strike the pressure was not set at the maximum.

Unlisted in Schaaf, Krause and all reference books, it was authenticated and certified Proof 62 by NGC. Regular issued Mint State and Proof 5 Mark Goethe sell for thousands of dollars. An NGC Proof 62 realized $2,880 USD in a recent Heritage auction.

Die trials are usually uniface (struck on one side) impressions using either the obverse or reverse die. These die trials can be from finished or unfinished dies. These are deliberate strikes to test a certain design or example. Sometimes hubs are used, rather than the actual finished die.

Metals other than the adopted composition are frequently used to strike die trials. They are sometimes struck in copper and white metal. Other times they are struck in softer metals like tin or lead. There are even some examples struck in wax and on cardboard. Die trials that are struck in gold are exceeding rare.

Many pattern enthusiasts have always wanted a die trial to go along with the specific type or denomination of pattern(s) that they collect. New demand has emerged for die trials, hub trials, and splashers. Collectors of major mint errors are placing these in their collections because they are unusual, exotic, and unique.

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World’s Greatest Mint Errors

The book World’s Greatest Mint Errors is an enjoyable numismatic resource packed full of some of the rarest, most dramatic and extraordinary errors and die trials ever assembled in one publication. It combines stunning imagery with the most accurate information available to provide anyone interested in mint errors with the latest data on mint error coins from the United States and around the world. Hundreds of spectacular errors are pictured. Each error coin photo is presented in full color and enlarged to enhance the smallest details.

Some of the error coins featured in this book have never been seen by the public before, and each is described in great detail as to the type of error, the assigned grade, rarity, and estimated value. The release of World’s Greatest Mint Errors has only helped to further interest in the field in non-collectors and advanced collectors alike. This book is a must-have for every numismatic library.

Mike Byers
Mike Byershttps://minterrornews.com/
Mike Byers is the Owner, Publisher and Editor of Mint Error News Magazine and the Mint Error News website that was founded in 2003. In 2009, Mike Byers published his first book, World's Greatest Mint Errors, which received the NLG Award for Best World Coin Book.

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