Prussia 1908-A 20 mark
This specimen was lot 3224 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,294. The catalog description noted, "German States - Prussia. Proof 20 Marks, 1908-A. Wilhelm II. Light scuff marks in fields. Brillaint mirror surfaces. NGC graded Proof 63 Cameo." This specimen is one of a type struck 1890-1913 at Berlin (mintmark "A") and Hamburg (mintmark "J"). Most of the later dates, including this one, are common but the proofs are rare.
Recorded mintage: 3,274,168 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 7.965 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: Fr-3831; KM 521; J-252.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.