Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1901-A 10 mark
This specimen was lot 24037 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description noted, "Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Friedrich Franz IV gold 10 Mark 1901-A, Proof 66 Ultra Cameo NGC, rare one-year type with only 200 pieces struck in Proof. The fields are fully mirrored and the raised details carry an appealing frosty quality. Certainly among the finest examples extant." This type and the accompanying twenty mark are the last gold issues from this state in the north of Germany.
Recorded mintage: 10,000 plus 200 proofs.
Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold, .115 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 331.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.