Finland 1891-L 20 markkaa

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50084
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50084 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $535. The catalog description[1] noted, "FINLAND. 20 Markkaa, 1891-L. NGC MS-61." This type was struck 1879-80, 1891, 1903-04, 1910-13 to the standard of the French twenty francs. Finland obtained her independence from Russia in 1917-18.

Recorded mintage: 91,000.

Specification: 6.45 g, .900 fine gold, 21.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-2; KM-932; Sieg-82.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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