Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1873-A 20 mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4098
This specimen was lot 4098 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €5,700 (about US$7,683 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSGOLDMÜNZEN, MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1860-1904. 20 Mark 1873. R Sehr schön +. (Germany, unified gold coinage, grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Frederick William, 1860-1904, twenty mark of 1873. Scarce, very fine or better.)"
This type was struck 1873 only and is rare. It was accompanied by a ten mark (KM 104).

Recorded mintage: 6,750.

Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 105, J. 236.


  • 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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