Baden 1893-G 10 mark

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3232
This specimen was lot 3232 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$298 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Baden, Grossherzogtum, Friedrich I. 1852-1907 10 Mark 1893 G. Karlsruhe. Sehr schön. (Germany, grand duchy of Baden, Frederick I, 1852-1907, ten mark of 1893, Karlsrule mint. Very fine.)"
Altho Baden was not a major issuer of coins prior to unification, its issues during the Empire (1871-1918) were substantial. The Baden mint at Karlsruhe (mintmark "G") struck minor coins during the Empire and afterward until today. This type was struck 1890-1901 and is common in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: 183,157.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold, .115 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.92 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-3757; KM-267; J-188.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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