Saxony 1881-E 10 mark

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Künker sale 294, lot 4154
This specimen was lot 4154 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €190 (about US$256 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REICHSGOLDMÜNZEN, SACHSEN, Albert, 1873-1902. 10 Mark 1881. Sehr schön. (unified gold coinage, kingdom of Saxony, Albert, 1873-1902, ten mark of 1881, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1874-81 and 1888 for king Albert. It is the most common Saxon gold coin of the Wilhelmine empire. This coin is a product of the Dresden mint. The Muldenhutten mint, which opened in 1887, after striking coins for the Saxon kings, later minted for the Weimar republic, the Nazis and the Communists before striking coins for the unified Federal Republic of Germany.

Recorded mintage: 240,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 1235, J. 261.

Source:

  • 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, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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