Hamburg 1896-J 10 mark
This specimen was lot 30026 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City gold 10 Mark 1896-J MS64 NGC, Hamburg mint, Choice for the grade with unusually vibrant golden color over the obverse and reverse that immediately pleases the eye upon first sight. While considered a common type, examples as appealing as the present are certainly the exception to the norm. From The Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins." This type was struck 1890-1913 while Hamburg was part of the Empire, the collapse of which ended the last local coinages.
Recorded mintage: 164,000.
Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 608, Jaeger-211, Fr-3781.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.