Finland 1879-S 10 markkaa

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Goldberg sale 62, lot 3556
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles
Ponterio sale 168, lot 50096
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

The first specimen was lot 3556 in Goldberg sale 62 (Beverly Hills, February 2010), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "Finland. 10 Markkaa, 1879-S. Alexander II of Russia. Crowned eagle. Reverse: Value. NGC graded MS-66." The second specimen was part of lot 50096 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $417. The catalog description[2] noted, "FINLAND. 20 Markkaa, 1912-S. NGC MS-65." This type is listed for 1879-82 and was struck to the standard of a French gold ten francs.

Recorded mintage: 200,000.

Specification: 3.22 g, .900 fine gold, .093 troy oz AGW

Catalog reference: Fr-4; KM-8.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 62: the Pre-Long Beach Sale, Beverly Hills: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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