Germany 1873-G 20 pfennig
This specimen was lot 32962 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $180. The catalog description noted, "Wilhelm I 20 Pfennig 1873-G MS67 PCGS, Berlin mint. A splendid and lustrous exemplar with multi-colored autumnal toning." This coin is a silver twenty pfennig from a type issued 1873-77 from the Berlin (mintmark "A"), Hannover (mintmark "B"), Frankfurt (mintmark "C"), Munich (mintmark "D"), Dresden (mintmark "E"), Stuttgart (mintmark "F"), Karlsruhe (mintmark "G", shown here) and Hamburg (mintmark "J") mints. Under the German Empire of 1871-1918, the denominations of two mark and up were permitted for the formerly independent principalities while the lower denominations (one pfennig thru one mark) were minted to a unified design. The denomination was not struck again until 1887, when it was converted to copper-nickel.
Recorded mintage: 763,000, a better date.
Specification: 1.11 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 5.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
- 1875-C pfennig
- 1873-A mark
- Bavaria 1873-D 10 mark
- Prussia 1873-B 10 mark
- Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1873-A 10 mark
- Prussia 1873-A 10 mark
- Saxony 1873-E 10 mark
- Wurttemberg 1873-F 10 mark
- Bavaria 1873-D 20 mark
- Anhalt 1875-A 20 mark
- Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1873-A 20 mark
- Saxony 1873-E 20 mark
- 1874-F 10 pfennig
- 1874-H 20 pfennig
- Coins and currency dated 1873
- return to coins of Germany, Empire (1871-1918)