Germany 1904-A 10 pfennig
This specimen was lot 71462, in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Empire. 10 Pfennig, 1904-A. Berlin Mint. PCGS PROOF-65 Gold Shield. An entirely unrivaled example, this impressive Gem offers captivating brilliance and beauty. Accordingly, PCGS has certified none finer, with this piece being the sole finest that they have seen." This coin is a copper-nickel ten pfennig from a type issued 1891-1915 from six mints, including the Berlin (mintmark "A") mint. Under the German Empire of 1871-1918, the denominations of two mark and up were permitted for the formerly independent principalities while the lower denominations (one pfennig thru one mark) were minted to a unified design. The ten pfennig was originally copper-nickel but was switched to iron in 1915 to save materials for the war effort.
Recorded mintage: 5,189,000.
Specification: 4 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-12; J-13.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.
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- return to coins of Germany, Empire (1871-1918)