Anhalt 1875-A 20 mark

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UBS sale 84, lot 573
This specimen is lot 573 in UBS sale 84 (Basel, January 2010). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Kaiserreich, Anhalt, Herzogtum. Friedrich I. 1871-1904. 20 Mark 1875. Kl. Kr. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich." (German Empire, duchy of Anhalt, Frederick I, 1871-1904, 20 mark of 1875. Extremely fine).
This type was struck 1875 only and is rare. It is listed in the SCWC under "Anhalt-Dessau" but as the other branches of Anhalt, Anhalt-Bernberg and Anhalt-Cothen, had gone extinct by 1863, the title on the coin is simply "HERZOG V. ANHALT."

Recorded mintage: 25,000.

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

Catalog reference: J. 17, KM 21, Fr-3748.


  • 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]UBS Gold & Numismatics, Auction 84: Gold and Silver Coins, Basel, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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