Wurttemberg 1897-F 20 mark
This specimen was lot 50134 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $394. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Wurttemberg. 20 Mark, 1897-F. NGC AU Details--Surface Hairlines." This type is common and is a product of the Freudenstadt mint (mintmark "F").
Recorded mintage: 400,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-3876; KM-634.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.