Bremen 1906-J 20 mark

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Sincona sale 13, lot 2243
This specimen was lot 2243 in Sincona sale 13 (Zurich, October 2013), where it sold for 2,750 CHF (about US$3,557 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bremen, Hansestadt 20 Mark 1906. Hamburg Vorzüglich (Free city of Bremen, twenty mark of 1906, Hmaburg mint. Extremely fine.)"
Bremen, one of the two imperial free cities under the Empire, had these coins struck by her rival, Hamburg. This one year type is fairly rare.

Recorded mintage: 20,122 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 7.965 g, .900 fine gold, .2304 troy oz ASW, lettered edge; this specimen 7.96 g.

Catalog reference: J. 205, KM 252, Fr-3773.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Auktion 13: Münzen und Medaillen, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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