Wurttemberg 1873-F 10 mark

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 12113
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 12113 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $258. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Wurttemberg. 10 Mark, 1873. NGC EF-45." Wurttemberg began the issue of the unified empire coinage in 1872 and quckly became a major producer with Prussia and Bavaria. This type, struck 1872-73, is fairly common tho less so than the ten mark of 1874-88 (KM 624).

Recorded mintage: 675,000.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-3872; KM-621.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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