Jim G. writes: I have a 1893 German 10 mark-Baden State in extra fine condition. How would I find a value as I am looking to sell this?
This is a gold coin that features the head of Friedrich I as Grand Duke. Around the bust is the legend FRIEDRICH GROSHERZOG VON BADEN. The reverse displays a crowned imperial German eagle, the legend DEUTSCHES REICH, the date and 10 MARK. These coins were issued from 1872-1901. All were struck at the Karlsruhe Mint (“G” mint mark).
There are three varieties of this coin. Examples dated 1890 and later are considered Type III. The coin contains 3.9820 grams of .900 gold or .1152 of a troy ounce of pure gold. Market value for one in EF grade dated 1893, approximately $300.