Wurttemberg 1897-F 20 mark

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50134
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50134 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $394. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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