Hamburg 1905-J 10 mark
Hamburg, on the North Sea, was one of two imperial free cities permitted a continued existence under the Empire of 1871; Bremen was the other. The Hamburg mint is still in operation, striking coins for the Federal Republic of Germany. This type was struck 1890-1913 while Hamburg was part of the Empire, the collapse of which ended the last local coinages.
Recorded mintage: 164,000.
Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold, .115 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 292, Fr-3781.
- 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.