Prussia 1899-A 20 mark

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Sincona sale 59, lot 1274
This specimen was lot 1274 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 375 CHF (about US$454 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND | Empire | Preussen, Königreich, Wilhelm II. 1888-1918. 20 Mark 1899 A, Berlin. Vorzüglich von polierten Stempeln. Kleine Kratzer. (German empire, kingdom of Prussia, William II, 1888-1918, twenty mark of 1899, Berlin mint. Extremely fine from polished dies, Small scratches.)"
This type, issued 1890-1913, is common and is a product of the Berlin mint (mintmark "A").

Recorded mintage: 5,873,229 + proofs.

Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW, this specimen 7.97 g.

Catalog reference: KM 521, J. 252, Fr-3831.


  • 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, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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