Baden 1873-G 20 mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4009
This specimen was lot 4009 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €330 (about US$445 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSGOLDMÜNZEN, BADEN, Friedrich I. 1852-1907. 20 Mark 1873. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, unified gold coinage, grand duchy of Baden, Frederick I, 1852-1907, twenty mark of 1873. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1872-73 only before being replaced in 1875 with a design with a modified reverse. Several German states issued gold five mark in 1877 but the denomination was abandoned in favor of a silver five mark, gold being restricted to ten and twenty mark pieces. This date is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: 517,770.

Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 261, Fr-3752, J. 184.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.

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