Prussia 1896-A 10 mark

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Jean Elsen sale 138, lot 965
This specimen was lot 965 in Jean Elsen sale 138 (Brussels, September 2018), where it sold for €180 (about US$250 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, PRUSSE, Wilhelm II (1888-1918), AV 10 Mark, 1896A. presque Superbe. (Germany, kingdom of Prussia, William II, 1888-1918, gold ten mark of 1896. about Extremely Fine.)"
This type, issued 1890-1913, is common and is a product of the Berlin mint (mintmark "A").

Recorded mintage: 1,080,816, a common date.

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

Catalog reference: J. 251; A.K.S. 127; Fr-3835; KM-520.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 138, Collection A. BLONDEL, Collection M. HENDRICKX, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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