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Sincona sale 64, lot 1700
This specimen was lot 1700 in Sincona sale 63 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 4,250 CHF (about US$5,325 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RUMÄNIEN, Carol I. 1866-1914. 20 Lei 1870 C, Bukarest. Selten. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Romania, Charles I, 1866-1914, twenty lei of 1870, Bucharest mint. Rare, Very fine-extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for 1870 only; the "C" is the initial of the mintmaster, not the mint, which was Bucharest. Carol I, previously an unemployed German princeling, would not claim the title of king until 1884.

Recorded mintage: 5,000.

Specification: 6.45 g, 0.900 fine gold, this specimen 6.45 g.

Catalog reference: KM 7, Schäffer/Stambuliu 6. Fr-2.

Source:

  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 63: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, SINCONA Bullion Auction, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020.
  • 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
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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