Germany 1892-E 20 pfennig

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2175
This specimen was lot 2175 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$298 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Kleinmünzen des Kaiserreichs, 20 Pfennig 1892 E. Muldenhütten. Fast FDC. (Germany, minor coinage of the empire, twenty pfennig of 1892, Muldenhütten mint. About uncirculated.)"
This coin is an copper-nickel twenty pfennig from a type issued 1890 and 1892 from the Berlin (mintmark "A"), Munich (mintmark "D"), Dresden (mintmark "E", shown here), Stuttgart (mintmark "F"), Karlsruhe (mintmark "G") 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. This is a better date.

Recorded mintage: 372,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, this specimen 6.23 g.

Catalog reference: KM 13, Jaeger 14.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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