Waldeck-Pyrmont 1903-A 20 mark

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Sincona sale 4, lot 4608
This specimen was lot 4608 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 8,750 CHF (about US$11,640 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Kaiserreich Waldeck-Pyrmont, Fürstentum Friedrich, 1893-1918. 20 Mark 1903, Berlin. Vorzüglich-fast vorzüglich. (Germany, Principality of Waldeck-Pyrmont, Frederick, 1893-1918, twenty mark of 1903, Berlin mint. Extremely fine to nice extremely fine.)"
This coin is the only gold issue of this ruler, who also emitted five mark coins in silver. All are products of the Berlin mint.

Recorded mintage: 2,000 plus 150 proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 288, KM 214, Fr. 3869.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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