Hesse 1879-H 10 mark

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1740
This specimen was lot 1740 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 425 (about US$560 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"10 Mark 1879. Darmstadt Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (grand duchy of Hesse, ten mark of 1879, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1878-80. Several German states issued gold five mark in 1877 but the denomination was abandoned in favor of a silver five mark, gold being restricted to ten and twenty mark pieces. This type is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 56,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold, .115 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: J. 219. KM 358. Fr-3789.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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