Bavaria 1893-D 10 mark
This specimen was lot 22526 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Bavaria. 10 Mark, 1893-D. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Satiny luster swirls around the central motifs on both sides." This type of 1890-1900 is common. The ten mark is quite a bit more affordable than the twenty mark. King Otto ruled under a regency for his entire reign.
Recorded mintage: 421,512 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-3770; KM-911.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.