Prussia 1915-A 20 mark

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1125
This specimen was lot 1125 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 3,400 CHF (about US$4,209 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Kaiserreich Preussen, Königreich Wilhelm II. 1888-1918. 20 Mark 1915, Berlin. Uniform. Gutes vorzüglich. (kingdom of Prussia, William II (1888-1918), twenty mark of 1915, Berlin mint, uniformed bust, good extremely fine.)"
This type, issued 1913-15, is common (tho the 1915 is rare) and is a product of the Berlin mint (mintmark "A"). It was accompanied by silver two, three and five mark pieces.

Recorded mintage: 1,271,000.

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

Catalog reference: J. 253. KM 537, Fr-3833.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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