Baden 1909-G 10 mark

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1044
This specimen was lot 1044 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 850 CHF (about US$1,052 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Kaiserreich Baden, Grossherzogtum Friedrich II. 1907-1918. 10 Mark 1909, Karlsruhe. Vorzüglich-FDC. (grand duchy of Baden, Frederick II, ten mark of 1909, Karlsruhe mint, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
Altho Baden was not a major issuer of coins prior to unification, its issues during the Empire (1871-1918) were substantial. The Baden mint at Karlsruhe (mintmark "G") struck minor coins during the Empire and afterward until today. This type was struck 1909-13 for Friedrich II, grand duke 1907-18.

Recorded mintage: 86,000.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold, .115 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: J. 191. KM 282, Fr-3761.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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