The city of Hamburg, founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century, reposes 75 miles upstream from the North Sea upon the Elbe River. The mint in Hamburg has had a rich history of coin production since the mid 1200’s when the first hohlpfennings were struck there. These gold 20 marks minted more than half a millennia later are very attractive coins — a “must have” for any variety-minded investor.
Obverse : City Arms of Hamburg , Inscription FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg) – Mintmark J.
Reverse : Third Type of Reverse -Empire Crowned arms of Germany : a spread eagle ( large ) . Inscription DEUTSCHES REICH . Date at the right (1876) , 20 Mark .
Edge Lettering : The edge has incuse cinquefoils and leaves with the incuse lettering:- GOTT MIT UNS