German Gold Coins

Historically, Germany's gold coin production is vast and fragmented. Up until the unification of Germany, many of the states had their own mints and issued their own coins. It is from this that we have wealth of different German gold coins, each depicting its own rich local history of the state. Typically many of the coins follow a similar standard such as the gold Ducat, Krone or Thaler. It wasn't until unification in 1871 and the subsequent money reforms of the late 1870's that we see the more familiar gold 5, 10 and 20 Marks minted.

Coin Pure Gold Weight (t/oz) Fineness Weight (g) Years Minted
German 5 Mark 0.0576 0.900 1.9910g

Minted: 1877 - 1878*

*The dates differ depending on the state. Some states joined the unification later.

German 10 Mark

0.1152

0.900 3.9820g

Minted: 1872 - 1913*

*The dates differ depending on the state. Some states joined the unification later.

German 20 Mark

Buy a German 20 Mark Gold Coin

0.2304 0.900 7.9650g

Minted: 1872 - 1914*

*The dates differ depending on the state. Some states joined the unification later.