Prussia 1883-A 10 mark

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3906
This specimen was lot 3906 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €4,600 (about US$5,942 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN Wilhelm I. 1861-1888. 10 Mark 1883, A. Seltener Jahrgang. In äußerst guter Qualität. Winz. Kratzer, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz aus polierter Platte. (Germany, kingdom of Prussia, William I, 1861-88, ten mark of 1883, rare date. Scratched, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
Altho this type of 1874-88 was struck in large numbers and is common, there are several rare dates in the series, of which this is one. It was produced at Berlin (shown here), Hanover (mintmark "B") and Frankfurt (mintmark "C").

Recorded mintage: 13,213 including proofs.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: J. 245A. KM 504.


  • 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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