Emperor Friedrich III, Prussia, 20 Mark, Gold, 1888 Gold Coins
The scarcity of gold German coins from the Prussian Empire make them an excellent addition to coin collections and are a rare collectors item. With highly detailed designs and a .900 fineness, these historical coins are an excellent investment opportunity but with limited supplies available, you will have to act quickly to avoid disappointment.
Prussian coins are rare and although they are not well sought after among investors, are desired by serious coin collectors. The Emperor Friedrich III coins date as far back as 1888 to 1891 when the reverse design was altered and are of particular interest. The Emperor Friedrich 20 Mark gold coins therefore represent an excellent investment opportunity for collectors.
The design of the Emperor Friedrich 20 Mark coin features the Kings right-facing profile on the obverse side and the familiar spread eagle on the reverse. The original design of the spread eagle was altered slightly in 1891, when the eagle was made larger and the shield on the birds breast smaller. Around the edge of the coins the German words GOTT MIT UNS is inscribed in incuse lettering. In English it translates to God with us.
- This item will be pulled from random dates.
- Contains .23 Troy oz of .9166 fine gold content.
- Obverse: Features the Kings right-facing profile.
- Reverse: Displays the familiar spread eagle on the reverse.
- Represent an excellent investment opportunity for collectors.
The first bullion coins of the Prussian Empire were struck in 1871 on the orders of Wilhelm I. For the first two years the coins remained unchanged and featured the profile of Wilhelms son, Charles III rather than the King himself.
In 1874, the coins were updated to feature the bust of Wilhelm I and it remained this way until his death in 1888, after which he was succeeded on the throne and the coin by his eldest son, Frederick III.
German Mints have a long history of producing gold bullion coins to the highest industry standards and although the 19th Century coins do not match the precision techniques of the modern age, are still impossible to counterfeit without escaping the attention of experienced dealers even if a forger is fool enough to try.