Wurttemberg 1873-F 10 mark
This specimen was lot 12113 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $258. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Wurttemberg. 10 Mark, 1873. NGC EF-45." Wurttemberg began the issue of the unified empire coinage in 1872 and quckly became a major producer with Prussia and Bavaria. This type, struck 1872-73, is fairly common tho less so than the ten mark of 1874-88 (KM 624).
Recorded mintage: 675,000.
Specification: 3.98 g, .900 fine gold, .115 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-3872; KM-621.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.