German 20 Mark coins were first minted in 1871. With such a rich history, it is little wonder these scarce coins are difficult to find. The 20 Mark is among the rarest small coins in Europe, so we are delighted to be able to offer them to our customers. Featuring the standard composition of the day, the King Wilhelm I 20 Mark coin contains .a gold fineness of .900 and weighs 7.16 grams. Together with its numismatic value, the King Wilhelm I 20 Mark gold coins minted between 1871 and 1873 represent an excellent choice of investment for our customers.
Prussian coins are popular with collectors and the earliest German coins minted between 1871 and 1873 are in short supply. Such rare coins are a profitable acquisition to collectors. In such a limited market they offer great value to investors.
The design of the 20 Mark coin is unique in that it features the profile of the crown prince, Wilhelm II of Wurttemberg, rather than King Wilhelm I who was ruler of the Prussian Empire at the time the coins were minted. His name is written in German across the top of the coin: KARL KOENING VON WURTTEMBERG.
On the reverse side, is the imperial crown that was designed by Frederic III of Prussia, Wilhelms' brother. It features the spread eagle that has become synonymous with Germany, together with the face value of 20 Marks and the date the coin was issued.
The edge of the 20 Mark coins are engraved with the German words “GOTT MIT UNS” which in English means “God with us.”
The first 20 Mark bullion coins to be struck by the new German Empire were in 1871 during the reign of Wilhelm I. The composition features the standard .900 fineness of gold and weighed 7.965 grams. Each province of the empire struck its own coins, a tradition that continues today (Germany has six principles Mints).
When Wilhelm II succeeded his father, Frederick II as Emperor of Prussia in 1888, a new coin was introduced bearing his profile. Two years later a changes was made to the Reichsadler featured on the reverse of the coins. The eagle was made larger and the shield on its chest smaller.
German Mints have a long historical tradition of minting gold coins and were heralded for the advancements in technology from their earliest years of mint making.
The 20 mark coins are so old that it is impossible for forgers to counterfeit the coins without it being detected by experienced dealers like the experts at CoinInvest.
CoinInvest GmbH buy and sell gold coins so if you do have any Wilhelm II Wurttemberg coins for sale do not hesitate to contact a member of our staff who will be happy to calculate an offer on your behalf and confirm the same by email. As a leading dealer of gold bullion coins in Europe, we offer highly competitive prices based on current market values.
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