Wurttemberg 1877-F 5 mark

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UBS sale 85, lot 552
This specimen was lot 552 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$513 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Kaiserreich Württemberg, Königreich Karl, 1864-1891. 5 Mark 1877. Sehr schön." (kingdom of Württemberg, Charles I, 1864-91, gold five mark of 1877. Very Fine.)
After striking silver five mark 1874-76, gold five marks were issued 1877-78. The type does not seem to have been a success, as the denomination was suspended and silver five mark resumed.

Recorded mintage: 488,000.

Specification: 1.99 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 37,11 g.

Catalog reference: J. 291, KM 627, Fr. 3875.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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