Bavaria 1905-D 10 mark

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1695
This specimen was lot 1695 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 350 (about US$461 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"10 Mark 1905. München Vorzüglich-FDC aus Polierter Platte. (kingdom of Bavaria, ten mark of 1905, about uncirculated on a proof planchet.)"
Several German states issued gold five mark in 1877 but the denomination was abandoned in favor of a silver five mark, gold being restricted to ten and twenty mark pieces. The gold ten mark were issued in this design 1901-12 and are quite a bit more common than the twenty mark.

Recorded mintage: 281,231 plus proofs.

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

Catalog reference: J. 201. KM 994 (formerly KM 514), Fr-3771.


  • 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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