Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1872-A 10 mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4091
This specimen was lot 4091 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,800 (about US$3,774 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSGOLDMÜNZEN, MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN, Friedrich Franz II. 1842-1883. 10 Mark 1872. R Schön/sehr schön. (unified gold coinage, grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Frederick Francis II, 1842-83, ten mark of 1872. Scarce, vine to very fine.)"
This type was struck 1872 only and is rare. It was accompanied by a scarce twenty mark.

Recorded mintage: 16,000 + proofs.

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

Catalog reference: KM 318, J. 229.


  • 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, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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