Renee W. writes: I have a silver coin that says: FRIEDRICH AUGUST KONIG V. SCCHSEN, PICTURE OF A MAN. BACK SAYS: DEUTSCHES REICH 1913 DREI MARK, PICTURE OF A LARGE BIRD OF SOME SORT. I know my granfather brought this home with him from the war i beleive WWI. Can you tell me any thing about it, i can not find this exact coin on the internet or in coin books. Thanks, Renee
You have a 1913 3 Marks issued by the German State of Saxony (Sachsen). It shows the head of King Friedrich August III (1904-1918) with the legend around: FRIEDRICH AUGUST KONIG V. SACHSEN (Friedrich August King of Saxony). The reverse shows the Arms of Saxony with the legend around: DEUTSCHES REICH 1913 DREI MARK (German Empire 1913 Three marks).
The coin weighs 16.667 grams and is 90% silver (.4823 troy ounce pure). 307,000 pieces were minted of this date. Value depends on grade (condition): Range: de (condition): Range: $5 – $45.