Bavaria 1905-D 20 mark

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50114
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50114 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $452. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Bavaria. 20 Mark, 1905-D. NGC AU-58." This type, issued 1895, 1900, 1905 and 1913, is fairly common and is a product of the Munich mint (mintmark "D").

Recorded mintage: 501,000.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-3768; KM-920.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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