Prussia 1873-B 10 mark

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3888
This specimen was part of lot 3888 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), which sold for €360 (about US$465 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN Wilhelm I. 1861-1888. 10 Mark 1872 B, 1873, B. 2 Stück., Sehr schön-vorzüglich und vorzüglich. (Germany, kingdom of Prussia, William I, 1861-88, ten mark of 1872 and 1873, Hanover mint, two pieces, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type of 1872-73 was struck in large numbers and is common, only the proofs are rare. It was produced at Berlin (mintmark "A"), Hanover (shown here) and Frankfurt (mintmark "C").

Recorded mintage: 2,272,663.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: J. 242B. KM 502.


  • 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, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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