Prussia 1905-A 20 mark
This specimen was lot 1076 in Goldberg sale 116 (Los Angeles, June 2020), where it sold for $396. The catalog description noted, "German States: Prussia. 20 Marks, 1905-A. Wilhelm II. Brilliant Uncirculated." This specimen is one of a type struck 1890-1913 at Berlin (mintmark "A") and Hamburg (mintmark "J"). Most of the later dates, including this one, are common.
Recorded mintage: 4,175,793 + 287 proofs.
Specification: 7.965 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW, lettered edge.
Catalog reference: Fr-3831; KM-521.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 116: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2020.