Mecklenburg-Strelitz 1905-A 20 mark

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Sincona sale 1, lot 759
This specimen is lot 759 in SINCONA sale 1 (Zurich, June 2011), where it sold for 12,000 CHF ($16,706 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Grossherzogtum (Münzstätte Berlin) Adolf Friedrich, 1904-1914. 20 Mark 1905. Selten. Fast vorzüglich-gutes vorzüglich. (Grandy Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Adolf Frederick 1904-14, twenty mark of 1905, Berlin mint. Very rare, good extremely fine.)"

The Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz survived the grand merger of German states in 1871 but was dissolved on the founding of the Weimar Republic in 1918. Its issues in the twentieth century were few and expensive today.

Recorded mintage: 1,000 plus 180 proofs.

Specification: 7.965 g, .900 fine gold, .2304 troy oz ASW; this specimen 36,92 g.

Catalog reference: J. 240, KM 117, Fr. 3810.


  • 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, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]SINCONA AG, Munzen, Medaillen & Banknoten Auktion 1, Zurich, 2011.

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