Hesse 1879-H 10 mark
"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.
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- 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.
- Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.