Germany 1874-E 10 pfennig

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Stephen Album sale 37, lot 1819

This specimen was lot 1819 in Stephen Album sale 37 (Santa Rosa, CA, June 2020), where it sold for $166.60. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY: Kaiserreich, 10 pfennig, 1874-E, a superb example! PCGS graded MS65." This coin is an copper-nickel ten pfennig from a type issued 1873-89 from the Berlin (mintmark "A"), Hannover (mintmark "B"), Frankfurt (mintmark "C"), Munich (mintmark "D"), Dresden (mintmark "E", shown here), Stuttgart (mintmark "F"), Karlsruhe (mintmark "G") and Hamburg (mintmark "J") mints. Under the German Empire of 1871-1918, the denominations of two mark and up were permitted for the formerly independent principalities while the lower denominations (one pfennig thru one mark) were minted to a unified design.

Recorded mintage: 3,157,000. a better date but not rare.

Specification: 4 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-4.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 37, featuring the Gamal Amer Collection of Egyptian Coins and the Ahmed Sultan Collection of Ottoman Coins, Part II, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2020.

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