Saxony 1873-E 20 mark
This specimen was lot 24090 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description noted, "Saxony. Johann gold 20 Mark 1873-E, MS66 NGC, full resplendent luster with just the slightest hint of red overtones." This one year type is scarce.
Recorded mintage: 203,000.
Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 1234.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.