Saxony 1872-E 10 mark
This specimen was lot 30073 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "Saxony. Johann gold 10 Mark 1872-E MS65 NGC, Dresden mint, Two-year type. Brightly toned with mint bloom that immediately catches the eye and a strike that sharply executes all the waves in Johann's hair as well as the reverse eagle. Very few marks are located on either side without magnified aid; the mark of a true Gem. As a type or date, seldom located any finer. From The Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins." This type was struck 1872-73 and is slightly scarce but not rare. The gold ten mark of Albert (issued 1874-88) is much more common.
Recorded mintage: 339,000.
Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: KM 1232, Jaeger-257, Fr-3840.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.