Saxony 1873-E 10 mark

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Kunker sale 264, lot 3944
This specimen was lot 3944 in Künker sale 264 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €420 (about US$543 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN Johann, 1854-1873. 10 Mark 1873. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (kingdom of Saxony, John, 1854-73, ten mark of 1873, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1872-73 and is slightly scarce but not rare. The gold ten mark of Albert (issued 1874-88) is much more common.

Recorded mintage: 822,000.

Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: J. 257. KM 1232.


  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 264, Gold coins | Russian Coins and Medals | German Coins after 1871, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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