Germany 2003-G 100 euro

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3272
This specimen was lot 3272 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$716 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 100 Euro 2003 G. Karlsruhe. FDC. (Federal Republic of Germany, one hundred euro of 2003. Uncirculated.)"
This NCLT was issued at all six mints to honor the UNESCO site at Quedlinburg abbey. Similar 1/2 oz gold coins on other topics were issued 2002-15. Germany began minting euros in 2002. Production for circulation ceased in 2005 tho they are minted every year for collector sets. To this writer's knowledge, Germany is the only country in Europe still operating branch mints: A - Berlin; D - Munich; F - Stuttgart; G - Karlsruhe and J - Hamburg.

Recorded mintage: 80,000 each at Berlin (A), Munich (D), Stuttgart (F), Karlsruhe (G) and Hamburg (J).

Specification: 15.55 g, .999 fine gold, .50 troy oz AGW, 28 mm diameter, this specimen 15.55 g.

Catalog reference: KM 228, J. 502.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017

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