Prussia 1883-A 20 mark

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1815
This specimen was lot 1815 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"20 Mark 1883. Berlin Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (kingdom of Prussia, twenty mark of 1883, very 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: 4,283,131.

Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW, this specimen 7.93 g.

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

Source:

  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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