Schaumburg-Lippe 1898-A 20 mark

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3963
This specimen was lot 3963 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €5,500 (about US$7,105 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHAUMBURG-LIPPE Georg, 1893-1911. 20 Mark 1898. Winz. Haarlinien, polierte Platte. (Germany, principality of Schaumburg-Lippe, George, 1893-1911, twenty mark of 1898. Hairlined proof.)"
All the reform coinage of this tiny state is scarce to rare. This twenty mark was struck in ceremonial amounts in 1898 and 1904.

Recorded mintage: 5,000 plus 250 proofs.

Specification: 7.97 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: J. 285. KM 51.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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