Prussia 1873-C 10 mark

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3895
This specimen was lot 3895 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €250 (about US$323 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN Wilhelm I. 1861-1888. 20 Mark 1873, C. Winz. Randfehler, sehr schön +. (Germany, kingdom of Prussia, William I, 1861-88, twenty mark of 1873, Frankfurt mint. A few nicks, very fine or better.)"
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 (mintmark "B") and Frankfurt (shown here).

Recorded mintage: 2,294,599.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: J. 243C. 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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