Reuss-Schleiz 1882-A 10 mark

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2500
This specimen was lot 2500 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 16,000 CHF (about US$18,993 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Reuss, Jüngere Linie (-Schleiz), Fürstentum. Heinrich XIV. 1867-1913 10 Mark 1882. A Berlin. Sehr selten, Polierte Platte, FDC. Kleine Kratzer. (principality of Reuss-Schleiz, Henry XIV, 1867-1913, ten mark of 1882, Berlin mint. Very rare, Choice Proof, Minor scratches.)"
The Principality of Reuss survived the grand merger of German states in 1871 but was dissolved on the founding of the Weimar Republic in 1918. Its issues were few and expensive today. Reuss was subdivided several times but only Reuss-Greiz survived into the empire. This type is very rare.

Recorded mintage: 4,800 plus 200 proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 255, KM 81, Fr-3838.

Source:

  • 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]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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