Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1880-A 10 mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4099
This specimen was lot 4099 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €15,000 (about US$20,217 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSGOLDMÜNZEN, MECKLENBURG-STRELITZ, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1860-1904. 10 Mark 1880. In US-Plastikholder der NGC mit der Bewertung MS 64. Selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Prachtexemplar. Fast Stempelglanz. (unified gold coinage, grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Frederick William, 1860-1904, ten mark of 1880, in NGC MS64 holder. Scarce, especially in this quality, prooflike, about uncirculated.)"
This rare type was struck 1874, 1880 only.

Recorded mintage: 4,000.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 106, J. 237.


  • 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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