Prussia 1875-A 20 mark

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3257
This specimen was lot 3257 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$388 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Preussen, Königreich, Wilhelm I. 1861-1888 20 Mark 1875 A. Berlin. Gutes vorzüglich. (Germany, kingdom of Prussia, William I, 1861-88, twenty mark of 1875, Berlin mint. Good extremely fine.)"
Several German states issued gold five mark in 1877 but the denomination was abandoned in favor of a silver five mark, gold being restricted to ten and twenty mark pieces. This type was struck 1874-88 and is common.

Recorded mintage: 4,203,301, a common date.

Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW, this specimen 7.96 g.

Catalog reference: J. 246A. KM 505. Fr-3817.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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