Germany 2008-D 100 euro
This specimen was lot 2404 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $693.25. The catalog description noted, "Germany - Federal Republic. 100 Euro, 2008-D. UNESCO Heritage Site-Goslar. In original case and certificate." This NCLT was issued to honor the UNESCO site at Goslar. Similar 1/2 oz gold coins on other topics were issued 2002-15. Germany began minting euros in 2002. Production for circulation ceased in 2005 tho they are minted every year for collector sets. To this writer's knowledge, Germany is the only country in Europe still operating branch mints: A - Berlin; D - Munich; F - Stuttgart; G - Karlsruhe and J - Hamburg.
Recorded mintage: 64,000 proofs.
Specification: 15.55 g, .999 fine gold, 28 mm diameter, 0.5000 ounce AGW.
Catalog reference: KM-270.
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- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 103: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.