Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1901-A 20 mark

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24774
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach 1901 20 mark rev H3026-24774.jpg

This specimen was lot 24774 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $9,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Wilhelm Ernst gold 20 Mark 1901-A, Proof 64 DCAM PCGS, highly reflective fields with a strong cameo bust, very rare type in Proof - the first example that we have brought to auction." This and a twenty mark of 1892 are the only gold issues of this tiny state during the Wilhelmine empire.

Recorded mintage: 5,000 plus a few proofs.

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

Catalog reference: KM 216.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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