Saxe-Meiningen 1872-D 20 mark
"20 Mark 1872. München. Äusserst selten. Vorzüglich-gutes vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Meiningen, twenty mark of 1872, extremely rare, extremely fine or better.)"Several German states issued gold five mark in 1877 but the denomination was abandoned in favor of a silver five mark, gold being restricted to ten and twenty mark pieces. The gold issues of this locale are scanty and rare.
Recorded mintage: 3,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW, this specimen 7.94 g.
Catalog reference: J. 275. KM 180. Fr-3856.
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- Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.