Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1872-A 20 mark

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40124
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40124 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,185. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Mecklenburg-Schwerin. 20 Mark, 1872-A. NGC AU-55. One year type." This issue was accompanied by a gold ten mark which is even rarer.

Recorded mintage: 69,000.

Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-3800; KM-319.

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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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