Prussia 1909-A 10 mark

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Heritage sale 3082, lot 33897
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33897 in Heritage sale 3082 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States: Prussia. Wilhelm II gold Proof 10 Mark 1909-A PR64 Cameo NGC, Berlin mint." This type, issued 1890-1913, is common and is a product of the Berlin mint. The proofs are rare.

Recorded mintage: 531,934 plus proofs.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold, .115 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 520, Fr-3835, J-251.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Online Auction 3082, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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