Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1872-A 20 mark
This specimen was lot 40124 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,185. The catalog description 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.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.