Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1875-A 20 mark

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3858
This specimen was lot 3858 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1,550 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRAUNSCHWEIG Wilhelm, 1830-1884. 20 Mark 1875. Winz. Randfehler, fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Brunswick, William, 1830-84, twenty mark of 1875, minor rim bumps, choice extremely fine.)"
Tho the mintage is substantial, this one year type is rather scarce. It is the only gold coin of the Empire issued for this locale, which survived the annexation of the surrounding kingdom of Hannover in 1866.

Recorded mintage: 100,000.

Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: J. 203. KM 1160, Fr-3775.


  • 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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