Wurttemberg 1872-F 20 mark

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50133
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50133 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $458. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Wurttemberg. 20 Mark, 1872-F. NGC AU-55." This twenty mark gold piece was struck was struck at the Freudenstadt mint (mintmark "F") for the kingdom of Wurttemberg in 1872-73. A later, slightly more common type, with a different reverse, was issued 1874 and 1876. This type is not rare.

Recorded mintage: 662,000 plus a few proofs.

Specification: 7.96 g, .900 fine gold, .230 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-3870; KM-622.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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