Prussia 1883-A 20 mark
"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.
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