Category Archives: German Coins

Künker eLive Auction 63, Premium 345 Now Online

Künker Online Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Künker Online Auctions is presenting two online auction sales that are ready to be viewed. The eLive Auction 63 will take place from November 30 to December 1, starting at 5 pm on www.eLive-Auction.com. More than 1,200 lots from the ancient world to modern times await you. The […]

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Top Five Results From Künker’s Fall World Coin Auctions

The Top Five of Künker’s Fall Auction Sales With a record-breaking total result of more than 14 million euros, Künker’s Fall Auction Sales have almost doubled their estimate of 7.4 million euros. We present the five most expensive lots of the auction week as well as the surprise of the sale: a lot with an […]

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Death Thaler……..

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. It is impossible to make generalizations about the German States during the period after the Thirty Years’ War[1] because the country we now know as a single unified Germany was then comprised of almost three hundred principalities, ranging in size and strength from the large organized states of Prussia […]

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Künker eLive Auction 62 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Today

Künker Internet Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Start at 6 pm (CET) on October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern times. To kick off our eLive Auction 62, we present rarities from the world of ancient […]

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Special Ancient, World Coin Collections and Gold Treasure at Künker Fall Auctions

Künker Ancient and World Coin Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Three auctions will be held during the Fall Auction Sale Week from 28 September to 2 October 2020. The auction will kick off with the Günther Jansen Collection of Carolingian coins as well as world coins and medals from Münster, Rietberg and Paderborn. This will […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sales of World and Ancient Coins Now Online

Künker Fall Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, It’s time. The catalogs of our upcoming Fall Auction Sales 339-341 are online. From September 28 to October 2, 2020, we will auction off more than 4,400 lots with a total estimate of 7.4 million euros at Vienna House Remarque Hotel in Osnabrück, […]

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Künker eLive Auction 61 of Ancient and World Coins and Medals Now Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collector friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 61 ready to be viewed online. This time you will find a wide-ranging offer from ancient coins to modern times – as well as medals and military orders and decorations. The online auction takes place from August 11-13, […]

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Künker Summer World Coin Auction Yields Record Prices for Talers

Künker’s Summer Auction Sales started with a record! On 22 June 2020, the most expensive taler ever auctioned off was sold for 180,000 euros. And this incredible result “only” made the taler the third-most-expensive coin of the auction. One thing’s for sure: even though COVID-19 has been keeping the world in suspense for several months, […]

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Talers of the Habsburg Dynasty in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The Habsburgs came to dominate European affairs for nearly four centuries, with the family name eventually becoming synonymous with that of the Holy Roman Empire. This exalted status wasn’t always the case, however, as the family started with a small holding along the Rhine. […]

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Emergency Issues: Collecting Meissen Porcelain Notgeld

By Tyler Rossi ….. What makes modern money valuable? Simply put – belief. The whole modern financial system rests on the simple belief that the national government guarantees the value of an inherently valueless item. However, when people lose faith in their governments, they will search out alternatives. One such solution is notgeld, examples of […]

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Ancient Type Coins, Crown and Medallic Collections Highlight Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their annual August Ancient and World auction, featuring over 3,000 lots of coins, medals, and paper money. Scheduled to take place at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, this rich offering of material will comprise three live sessions August 5 and 6, with three additional online sessions […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique German 5 Mark Die Trial in Silver

1932G Germany 5 Mark Reverse Trial Strike in Silver Johann Goethe NGC PF 62 UNIQUE & UNLISTED   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique and unlisted Germany 5 Mark reverse trial strike. It is the adopted design in silver. It is uniface since only the reverse die was used […]

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Germany: Silver Proof coins celebrate 900 years of the founding of the city of Freiburg

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The State Mint Sales Department of the German Finance Ministry and Munze Deutschland will shortly release new silver commemorative coins which are in observance of the 900th year of the founding of what has grown into Germany’s fourth-largest city

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Taler 500th Anniversary: Künker Summer Auction 337

500th Anniversary of the Taler by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and taler enthusiasts, in 2020 the taler celebrates its 500th birthday, though it’s obviously possible to argue about the date. Which coin should we refer to as the “first” taler, after all? The 1486 guldiner from Tyrol minted by Sigismund “Rich in Coin”? Or […]

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Künker Summer Auction Sales 337-338 Now Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, The catalogues for our upcoming Summer Auction Sales are now online. From 22 to 26 of June 2020, we will hold two auctions at the hotel Vienna House Remarque in Osnabrück (former Steigenberger Hotel Remarque). About 3,600 lots with a total estimate of about […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Gold Off Metal Trial Strike 1861 German States Bavaria Medal

1861 German States Bavaria Medal Prince Adalbert (Brother of King Maximilian II) Gold Off Metal Strike “First Test” (Trial Strike) Hand Engraving from the Bavarian Mint Presented to the House of Wittelsbach UNLISTED IN GOLD AND UNIQUE 54.43 grams 42.59 mm Hauser-536 (in Tin & Bronze) PCGS SPECIMEN 62 By Mike Byers for Mint Error […]

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The Case for Collecting Modern World Coins & Currency

Modern World Coins & Currency By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek…. If you’ve followed our writing at CoinWeek over the years, you’re probably aware of our advocacy for modern circulation strike U.S. coins, specifically coins from 1965 to 1982, or what we like to call the U.S. late modern period. Suffice it to […]

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Künker Spring Auction Results Defy Troubles

Künker Spring Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… The Künker Spring Auction Sales took place in the middle of the worldwide coronavirus crisis and under constantly tightened security requirements. The concern was enormous: How would the collectors react? In brief, the mood was positive and participation was high overall. For the more than 6,500 lots, […]

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Heritage Central States Ancient & World Coins Auction Open for Bidding

As the auction season kicks into full stride with Heritage’s April 24-27 World and Ancient Coin Signature auction, we are excited to announce another standout auction, as well as the addition of a special Premier Session of elite coins sure to appeal to even the most scrupulous collector. Without further ado, here is a preview […]

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Künker Auction 335: Holy Citizens – A Special Collection of Medieval Coins

Künker Spring Auctions by Künker GmbH …… On March 18, 2020, Künker’s auction No. 335 offers a special collection of medieval coins containing about 150 splendid bracteates. These Romanesque works of art take us back to a time when saints were regarded as fellow citizens willing to engage actively for the well-being of the community. […]

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Germany: Newly re-branded Munze Deutschland launches latest silver coins in honour of Ludwig von Beethoven

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The State Mint Sales Department of the German Finance Ministry, now known as Munze Deutschland (formerly the Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), has released (20th February) its latest collector €20 silver coins which are in celebration of the 250th birthday of one of the world’s most celebrated composers of classical music

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Künker Ancient and World Coin Spring Auctions Now Open

Künker Spring Auctions by Künker GmbH …… A Feast by Collectors for Collectors It is very rare to see so many special collections at once as in Künker’s auction week taking place from 16 to 20 March 2020. The highlight is obviously the Samel Collection of Jewish coins; however, this is just one of more […]

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Rare Coins & Medals From Around the World New to Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Atlas Numismatics Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 989 recent additions to Atlas Numismatics coin and Medals inventory. We have added new material in the US (18) and World (971) categories. Gem Proof 1915 Cuba 10 Pesos 1058261 | CUBA. Jose Marti. (First Republic, 1902-1962). 1915-(P) AV 10 Pesos. PCGS PR65 Cameo. By […]

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Results of Künker Berlin Auction Sale #331

By Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors friends, 1,077 rarities were auctioned off in Künker’s Berlin-Auction Sale #331. The auction day started with the Professor Dr. Rudolf Wiechert collection of prussian gold coins, including numerous rarities in top conditions. Over all our 15th Berlin-Auction Sale was estimated at 7.2 million euros. After the last […]

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Results of Künker Berlin Auction Sale #331

By Künker GmbH ……   Dear bidders and collectors friends, 1,077 rarities were auctioned off in Künker’s Berlin-Auction Sale #331. The auction day started with the Professor Dr. Rudolf Wiechert collection of prussian gold coins, including numerous rarities in top conditions. Over all our 15th Berlin-Auction Sale was estimated at 7.2 million euros. After the […]

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World Coin Auctions – Heritage to Offer Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins Feb. 9

Our third highlighted monthly World and Ancient coin auction in as many weeks features A Special Collection of Frankfurt Coins, minted for the Free City of Frankfurt before German confederation. The coins in this auction range from the small copper Heller all the way to silver 2 Taler issues and several examples of gold ducats. […]

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World Coins and Goetz Medals in Künker’s eLive Premium Auction 332

Künker Auction Highlights by Künker GmbH …… On February 5 and 6, 2020, several special collections will be on sale in the Künker virtual auction room as of 6 pm. First, another part – almost 700 lots – of the Friedrich Popken Collection of coins and medals from the area of Lower Saxony will be […]

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Heritage Live: The Gulf Breeze Collection of Prussian Coins

The Gulf Breeze Collection of Prussian Coins is one of three specialized auctions of World and Ancient Coins currently available for bidding exclusively through HA.com. It concludes with a live auction through Heritage Live, beginning at 8:00 PM CT on February 2. As might be expected from the name, this auction is composed almost entirely […]

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Künker Berlin Auction 2020: Holy Roman Empire and World Coins

Künker Berlin Auction by Künker GmbH …… There are only a few weeks left to our upcoming Berlin Auction Sales. Once again, we will be pleased to welcome our guests from Germany and abroad at the Estrel Hotel. We expect numerous bidders for our auction, catalogue 331 offers rarities from many countries. Especially collectors of […]

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Atlas Numismatics Highlights New Inventory of Rare World Coins Before FUN, NYINC

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending both the The 65th Annual F.U.N. Convention, January 8-12, 2020 in Orlando, Florida and The 48th New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), January 16-19, 2020 in New York City. If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique Set of Third Reich Hindenburg Silver Matte Proof Coins

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is a unique historical and unbelievable set of all three Third Reich proof silver issues in matte proof of the Hindenburg German coins. It has been authenticated and certified by PCGS. The 1937A silver 2 Mark is unique in matte proof. It is unrecorded in all […]

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Rarities From Künker Auction 331 for the World Money Fair in Berlin

Künker Auction 331 by Künker GmbH …… On the occasion of the World Money Fair, auction house Künker offers outstanding rarities from all over the world. Coins from the German States, the Holy Roman Empire and France are especially well represented. The highlight is the Prof. Dr. Rudolf Wiechert Collection o. a. featuring rarities from […]

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Künker eLive Auction 58 of Numismatic Books

Numismatic Literature Auction By Künker GmbH …… You can study all the pieces of the eLive Auction 58 of Numismatic Literature online. The auction contains more than 1,450 lots of numismatic literature from more than 400 years. We present you with a cross-section of citation works and catalogs, as well as scientific publications and special […]

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Künker eLive Auction 57 of Ancient and World Coins and Phaleristics

By Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors friends, Have you seen our next eLive Auction 57? This time you will find over 2,200 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times as well as orders and decorations. To kick off our eLive Auction 57, we present you series of late Roman […]

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Top 5 Ancient and World Coins From Künker Fall Auction Sales

Künker Fall Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Lots with a total estimate of about seven million euros were sold during the 2019 Künker  Fall Auction Sales 2019 for 11 million. Here, we present the top five World coins, medals and orders plus the top five Ancient Greek coins and an interesting coin suited for […]

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From Ancient Coins to Part 2 of the Casa Savoia Collection: Gadoury Auction 2019

By Éditions V. Gadoury, Monaco …… On November 15 and 16, 2019, at Le Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel the Gadoury auction will offer something for every collector at the highest level; coins from all over the world and the second part of the spectacular collection of a gentleman from the House of Savoy: World Coins […]

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World Coin News: Frankfurter Münzhandlung Returns with Auction 153

By Frankfurter Münzhandlung …… Since the beginning of the year, there has been a new auction house in Frankfurt that, however, sees itself in the tradition of the predecessors it is named after and which is committed to their image and expertise. Thus, Frankfurter Münzhandlung Nachf. GmbH continues the old numbering with auction No. 153. […]

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Künker Fall World and Ancient Coin Auction Results

Künker Fall Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, After five eventful days in Osnabrück, Germany, the Künker five-day autumn sale came to a very successful end on Friday, October 11. Three extensive coin catalogs (No. 326-328) and a versatile medal and decorations catalog (No. 329) were met with great interest […]

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Künker eLive Premium World Coin Auction of the Dr. Rainer Opitz Collection Oct. 16-17

Opitz Collection Auction by Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, Please find our eLive Premium Auction 330 “The Dr. Rainer Opitz Collection – Coins and Medals on Reformation and Protestantism” ready to be viewed online. This time you will find over 1,200 lots, featuring pieces ranging from Germany to Europe and Overseas. The […]

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The Full Range of Numismatics: The Künker Fall Auction Sales

Künker Fall Auction By Künker GmbH …… From October 7 to 11, 2019, four auction sales will be held by auction house Künker in Osnabrück. From ancient to modern times – there is literally something for every collector. Moreover, this October there will once again be an auction of military orders and decorations. In four […]

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Germany: Centenary anniversary of the constitution of the republic remembered on new colour and silver coins

The German Federal Government has released 20-euro commemorative coins which mark the 100th anniversary of the Weimar Constitution, the era in which the German Republic immediately followed the abolition of the Imperial German government and which saw the dissolution of the various German kingdoms, grand duchies, principalities, and free states (as in the case of Hamburg and Frankfurt). These former royal holdings, after the formal abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II on the 9th November 1918 came together under a single republic and were governed by the country’s new assembly, which sat for the first time on the 6th February 1919 in the city of Weimar, Germany

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Germany: Centenary anniversary of the constitution of the republic remembered on new colour and silver coins

The German Federal Government has released 20-euro commemorative coins which mark the 100th anniversary of the Weimar Constitution, the era in which the German Republic immediately followed the abolition of the Imperial German government and which saw the dissolution of the various German kingdoms, grand duchies, principalities, and free states (as in the case of Hamburg and Frankfurt). These former royal holdings, after the formal abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II on the 9th November 1918 came together under a single republic and were governed by the country’s new assembly, which sat for the first time on the 6th February 1919 in the city of Weimar, Germany

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Red Baron Medal, Gold Escudos Highlight New Coin Inventory at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… With our September newsletter, we are pleased to introduce some new features on the Atlas Numismatics website that we hope will improve your browsing experience. These features include mobile optimization for phones and handheld devices and a new “previously viewed items” list that will populate in your browser as items are […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sales of Ancient, World Coins & Medals Now Online

Künker Fall Auction By Künker GmbH …… It’s time. The catalogues of the upcoming Künker Fall Auction Sales are online. From October 7 – 11, 2019, Künker will run four auctions at the Steigenberger Hotel Remarque. Nearly 6,300 lots with a total estimate of around seven million euros will be auctioned off. The pieces on […]

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World Coin Shows – Fall NUMISMATA in Berlin and Frankfurt

Like every autumn, the NUMISMATA coin show will take place in Berlin and in Frankfurt: the NUMISMATA Berlin October 12-13 and the NUMISMATA Frankfurt November 22-23. Be aware that this year’s NUMISMATA Frankfurt starts on Friday and so it will not take place on Sunday. Coin fairs are essential for a well-working coin market. They […]

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World Coin Shows – Fall NUMISMATA in Berlin and Frankfurt

Like every autumn, the NUMISMATA coin show will take place in Berlin and in Frankfurt: the NUMISMATA Berlin October 12-13 and the NUMISMATA Frankfurt November 22-23. Be aware that this year’s NUMISMATA Frankfurt starts on Friday and so it will not take place on Sunday. Coin fairs are essential for a well-working coin market. They […]

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Key Carson City Gold, Choice Wildman Thaler Among New Coins at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019 being held in Rosemont, Illinois (Chicago). If you would like us to bring any specific items to the show for you to see in person, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Atlas Numismatics will be […]

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Heritage Auctions to Offer Cape Coral Collection of German 3 Marks at ANA

Very infrequently does one encounter a collection of such comprehensiveness and caliber that it may truly be deemed a reference collection. The dedication, time, and resources required to create such an achievement are simply too great for most to accomplish, and so it remains a rare case when an assemblage of this nature is painstakingly […]

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A Life’s Work: New Catalogue for the Rainer Opitz Collection “Reformatio in Nummis”

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Coin Enthusiasts, The catalogue of the Opitz Collection has been published. The six-volume work comprises exactly 3,577 pages with more than 6,000 objects, which were collected by Rainer Opitz in about 40 years on the subject of “Reformatio in Nummis”. The six volumes comprise exactly 3,577 pages, which were necessary […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Ancient and World Coin Auction at the 2019 World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce their official auction at the highly anticipated American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, 2019 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Replete with historically important and condition sensitive rarities, this auction features a handsome selection of Ancient and World treasures—a veritable […]

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Top 10 Results From Künker’s Summer World Coin Auctions

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, From 24 to 27 June 2019, the three summer auctions 322 to 324 took place at auction house Künker. The estimate was €5.1 million. The 1,600 bidders, which participated in the auction in person, by telephone, via internet and in writing, are the reason the results […]

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Mining Talers From the Linda Collection​ Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… Ever an iconic denomination and focal point of countless coin collections, the taler—a large-sized and weighty silver piece—has been the basis for much of the world’s economy since the late 15th century. At that time, Sigismund, the Archduke of Austria and a member of […]

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Künker eLive Auction 55 of Ancient and World Coins Starts Today

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, Today starts our eLive Auction 55 session with more than 1,500 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times as well as over 860 lots of orders and decorations. Enough time to study the pieces of the upcoming auction on www.elive-auction.de. The eLive […]

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Results of Künker Summer World Coin Auctions 322-324

World Coin Auctions By Künker GmbH ……   We thank you, our customers, for your active participation in the Künker summer world coin auctions 2019, which ended on June 27 at 6.30 pm with great success. In total, more than 1,600 bidders participated in the sale. We were very pleased with the overall hammer price […]

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German Coins & Medals Highlight Künker Auctions

  By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, As always, German coins and medals make up a large portion of our auctioned pieces. Once again, we’re able to offer a wide range of collections featuring German coins. First of all, there’s a collection of selected bracteates from the High Middle Ages, featuring great […]

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Künker Auction Focus on Coins of Reformation and Protestantism From Opitz Collection

In an eLive Premium Auction, Künker will be offering the third part of the Opitz Collection. It includes coins and medals relating to the Reformation and Protestantism. Anyone dealing with coins and medals focused on Reformation and Protestantism knows the name Dr. Rainer Opitz. Künker has already auctioned two parts of his extensive collection. Now, […]

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Künker Previews Summer Auctions of World Coins

By Künker GmbH …… About 4,000 lots will be offered in Künker’s Summer Auctions: Specialized collections of bracteates, French and Polish coins and medals, coins of the Middle Rhine from the Link Collection, Günter Westphal’s collection of Solms, a series of Venetian coins and much more. The auctions, which will take place June 24-27, 2019, […]

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Alchemical Gold Coin Back in Weimar Germany

By Künker GmbH …… A celebration took place in March at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar. There, a 1687 gold coin, only one single specimen of which is known to exist, was the center of attention. The off-metal strike in gold of the Alchemistentaler of Frederick I of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg from 1687 was officially returned to representatives […]

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Libertas Americana, Abolition Medals at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the Central States Numismatic Society’s 80th Anniversary Convention from April 24 through 27, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample […]

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Temperate Zone: Germany Announces 3rd in Climate Zones Polymer Ring Coin Series

On Wednesday, April 10, Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance Secretary Gisela Splett announced the first 5-euro Collector’s coin with the motif “moderate zone” stamped. “The new collection coin is provided with a translucent green polymer ring,” said Splett at the State Mint of Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe. “A special feature is that each state mint in Germany […]

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Germany: Vintage design and art features on new silver coin celebrating 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus

The Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (VfS), the official sales department of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, has released (14th March) new silver commemorative coins which highlight the centenary anniversary of the Bauhaus (meaning ”building house” or “school of building).
Founded by Walter Gropius on the 1st April 1919, the word “Bauhaus” became a by-word for a particular style and approach to design and later architecture

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Germany: Vintage design and art features with new silver coin celebrating 100th anniversary of founding of Bauhaus

The Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (VfS), the official sales department of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, has released (14th March) new silver commemorative coins which highlight the centenary anniversary of the Bauhaus (meaning ”building house” or “school of building).
Founded by Walter Gropius on the 1st April 1919, the word “Bauhaus” became a by-word for a particular style and approach to design and later architecture

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World Coin Shows – A Great Success for NUMISMATA Munich

On March 2 and 3, 2019, the iconic coin convention NUMISMATA in Munich took place for the 52nd time. More than 4,500 visitors in total attended the event over the course of both days to get a chance to peruse everything bourse floor dealers had to offer. The 272 exhibitors were more than happy. NUMISMATA […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Rainer Opitz (1954-2019)

By Künker Auctions GmbH …… “To achieve the possible, we must attempt the impossible again and again.” —Hermann Hesse The German numismatic community has lost a visionary: Dr. Rainer Opitz passed away at the age of 64 on February 7, 2019. The businessman Rainer Opitz is known in the numismatic world for his dedication to […]

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Mint State 1902 Five Pound Gold Among New Coin Highlights at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… Atlas Numismatics will be attending the Central States Numismatic Society’s 80th Anniversary Convention from April 24 through 27, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample […]

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Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2019 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present details of their auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 10-12 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The ancient and world […]

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Lion Dollar, Beautiful Bavarian Pattern 3 Mark Coin Among Highlights From Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… We will be attending the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) from January 10-13, 2019. If you would like us to bring any specific items for your examination at the show please contact us at your earliest convenience. New Inventory These five items are just a sample of the 560 recent […]

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Striking Begins for New 10 Euro Polymer Ring Coin

By Schuler AG …… In addition to the five-euro coins with a polymer ring, machines from the Schuler Group will now also be used to produce similar 10-euro coins. Wednesday, November 11 marked the start of production for a new 10 euro collector’s coin featuring a colorless polymer ring at the Karlsruhe mint of the […]

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La Catrina Skull coin

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The obverse of the silver version shows the coat of arms of the Republic of Palau, surrounded by the legend REPUBLIC OF PALAU; below is the face value of 5$. Above the inscription is

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World Coins: Atlas Numismatics Publishes September 2018 Fixed-Price List

  Atlas Numismatics Publishes their Newest Fixed-Price List Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 1143 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed prices. Selections include the following items: Superb Antoninus Pius Aureus 1051590 | ROMAN IMPERIAL. Antoninus Pius. (Emperor, 138-161 AD). Struck 138-161 AD. AV Aureus. NGC Ch. MS (Choice Mint State) Strike 5/5 Surface 5/5 Fine […]

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Numismata in autumn: Berlin and Frankfurt

On October 20th and 21st, 2018, the 20th Numismata Berlin will take place at a new address. The 14th Numismata Frankfurt is scheduled for November 3rd and 4th, 2018

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Künker Summer Auctions – The Friedrich Popken Collection

Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, There are only very few dynasties whose offspring are still ruling today. The House of Welfs is one of them. Members of this house served as the Duke of Bavaria, the Duke of Saxony and the Duke of Brunswick. Since George I, the British monarch has been from the House […]

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Numismatic Rarities at Lanz Auction 166

The auction house Lanz from Munich is holding its 166 th auction on June 11, 2018. These 326 lots cover the entire numismatic array from antiquity up to the 19th century with a focus on pilgrimage tokens. On June 11, 2018 the auction house Numismatik Lanz from Munich will hold its 166th auction. It encompasses […]

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Three important special collections in Künker’s summer auctions, part four — Chinese, Russian, and gold coins

Four catalogues present the material of the Künker summer auctions from June 18-21, 2018. Among others, the auction will entail the Genaert collection with coins from the Spanish Netherlands, the Popken collection with coins from the House of Welf, and the Gunther Wiegrebe collection with coins and medals from Lippe

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Three important special collections in Künker’s summer auctions, part three — German coins after 1871

Our catalogues present the material of the Künker summer auctions from June 18-21, 2018. Among others, the auction will entail the Genaert collection with coins from the Spanish Netherlands, the Popken collection with coins from the House of Welf, and the Gunther Wiegrebe collection with coins and medals from Lippe

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Künker Summer Coin Auction Sales Now Online

Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, From June 18-21, we will conduct our Summer Auctions 307-310 at the Steigenberger Hotel Remarque in Osnabrück. Spanning four catalogs, more than 4,500 lots will be offered for sale. And of course, there are quite a number of collections dedicated to a certain topic. The Genaert collection featuring coins from […]

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Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23 to Feature Coins Graded by PCGS

A wide variety of rarities graded by PCGS are set to draw heavy bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC’s Treasure, World, U.S. Coin and Paper Money Auction 23 to be held live online May 15 and 16, 2018. Some of the PCGS-graded coin highlights include: Lot 24 – Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1708H, graded […]

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A few bank notes of the German hyperinflationary period

The hyperinflation period of Germany from 1922 to 1923 is one of the most turbulent times in economic history. In August 1914, at the start of World War I, it took 4

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First Coin Portraits in World History Feature in Upcoming Künker Auction

From March 19-23, 2018 Künker Auction will offer early Graeco-Persian portraits, Aes Grave, mining coins, as well as coins and medals from the Habsburg Dynasty plus collections of Dortmund, Münster and Mainz coins and medals. But there’s more to it than that! From March 19-23, 2018, Künker will be holding its spring auctions. 6,726 lots […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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A Most Innovative Coin: The German Polymer Ring Climate Zone Series

By Gu Jun (Shanghai), for the Journal of East Asian Numismatics …… On December 8, 2017, in Karlsruhe, Germany, it was raining outside with the foulest chill in the air. But at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Mint, strong glowing warmth permeated everywhere. Guests from banks, mints, and mint equipment suppliers gathered together to witness the birth of […]

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Rare Ancient & World Coins of the Finest Style – Gorny & Mosch Auction Preview

From 5-6 March 2018, the auction house Gorny & Mosch will be holding two Ancient & World Coins auctions. Auction 253 entails ancient coins; auction 254 is dedicated to world coins. In this auction, they will be dismantling the collection of an aesthete as well as collections of Württemberg, Greek and Austrian coins and medals. […]

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Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold mints the first five-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”

In a previous article, we covered the IACA award won by the state mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint for their polymer coin.
On 8 December 2017, Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone

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Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold mints the first five-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”

In a previous article, we covered the IACA award won by the state mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint for their polymer coin.
On 8 December 2017, Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone

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First Strike: Germany Mints 5 Euro Polymer Ring “Subtropical Climate Zone” Collector Coin

On 8 December 2017, Department of Finance Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”. He thus set the wheels in motion for the production of the second issue of the “Climate Zones of the Earth” coin series. All coins in the series are equipped with a polymer […]

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World Coin News – German Polymer Coin Wins IACA Award for Best Coin Innovation

By International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) …… The IACA Excellence in Currency 2017 Coin Awards were conferred during The Coin Conference in Warsaw on October 24, 2017. The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint were awarded the prize for Best Coin Innovation for their coin featuring a polymer ring. Every two […]

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Ancient and World Coin Auction 165 at Numismatik Lanz

By Numismatik Lanz ……   On December 8, 2017, Numismatik Lanz will conduct its 165th Auction. For Dr. Hubert Lanz this constitutes a personal jubilee, for exactly 45 years ago, he auctioned his very first coin in Graz. Ever since, Numismatik Lanz has been one of the numismatic dealerships which place a focus not on […]

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State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg Launch New Website

State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg launch new website The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg have launched their new website featuring a wealth of interesting information on technical aspects related to the minting of coins and medals. If you want to learn more about the new polymer coin or the manufacturing of their famous art medal, you can […]

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World Coin Auction News – Results from Künker Fall Auctions

In this age of the internet, it is something very special when you have the privilege of welcoming hundreds of collectors and colleagues to your floor auctions. The auction house Künker is proud that its auctions have become an event which, despite all digitalization of the numismatic world, continues to provide so many coin enthusiasts […]

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World Coin Auctions – Rarities at Heidelberger Münzhandlung

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün …… From November 14 to 15, 2017, Auction 73 of the Heidelberger Münzhandlung will take place. Herbert Grün has again assembled a catalog that contains rarities in the best grades imaginable – ranging from ancient times to the Federal Republic of Germany From November 14 to 15, 2017, the Heidelberger […]

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Germany: Outgoing finance minister presented with unique and personalised euro bank note

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is to be replaced after the recent elections in Germany in September, in which Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats party won the right to form the next coalition government. As a result of the election, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, after holding his post for the last eight years, is to be replaced — with Schäuble slated to become the president of the Bundestag (German parliament)

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Germany: Outgoing finance minister presented with unique and personalised euro bank note

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is to be replaced after the recent elections in Germany in September, in which Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats party won the right to form the next coalition government. As a result of the election, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, after holding his post for the last eight years, is to be replaced — with Schäuble slated to become the president of the Bundestag (German parliament)

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Germany: Noted historian and father of modern archaeology honoured on new silver coin

The Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (VfS) have released (12th October) their latest silver coin for the year which marks the tercentenary anniversary of the birth of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), the founder of scientific archaeology and art history. The coin is the fifth and final silver-coin issue scheduled for 2017

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Germany: Noted historian and father of modern archaeology honoured on new silver coin

The Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (VfS) have released (12th October) their latest silver coin for the year which marks the tercentenary anniversary of the birth of Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), the founder of scientific archaeology and art history. The coin is the fifth and final silver-coin issue scheduled for 2017

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New Ancient, World Coin Highlights from MA-Shops

By MA-Shops.com …… MA-Shops.com has an extensive network of reputable dealers (well-placed to source ancient coins and collectible classic and modern world coins) from which customers can buy direct. If you’re not familiar with the format of MA-Shops, each dealer operates its own shop within the website. Browsing through the site quickly reveals how wide […]

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MA-Shops: Impressive Thaler Coins of Various Dates

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… The thaler is, with its impressive weight (around 30g), an innovative silver-type coin that was invented in the late 15th century. For me it is one of the most impressive kind of coin ever minted after the classical era. It was the archduke Sigismund […]

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New Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics -September 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (24), World (601) and US (3). Fine Style Syracuse Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1044607 1044607 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron I. (c. 480-475 BCE). Struck […]

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September Ancient & World Coin Inventory from Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 628 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (24), World (601) and US (3). Fine Style Syracuse Tetradrachm http://atlasnumismatics.com/1044607 1044607 | GREEK. SICILY. Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny, Time of Hieron I. (c. 480-475 BCE). Struck 480-475 […]

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August Coin Highlights from MA-Shops.com

By MA-Shops.com ……   With more than 700,000 items, MA-Shops is the biggest Collector Online Mall for coins, banknotes and medals. Every day you will find many new highlights on MA-Shops. All coins, banknotes, stamps and militaria are offered by certified dealers. Collectors and dealers can shop confidently knowing that every MA-Shop dealer is committed […]

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August Coin Highlights from MA-Shops.com

By MA-Shops.com ……   With more than 700,000 items, MA-Shops is the biggest Collector Online Mall for coins, banknotes and medals. Every day you will find many new highlights on MA-Shops. All coins, banknotes, stamps and militaria are offered by certified dealers. Collectors and dealers can shop confidently knowing that every MA-Shop dealer is committed […]

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Stack’s Bowers ANA Sale of Ancient & World Coins, World Paper Money Realizes $4.54 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their August 2017 auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA World’s Fair of Money auction realized over $19 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) with the ancient coins, world coins and world paper money realizing […]

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New Inventory Highlights from Atlas Numismatics – Pre-ANA Edition

By Atlas Numismatics …… Dear Collectors, We are attending the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, on August 1-5, 2017, at Tables #959 and #1058. Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any […]

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New Atlas Numismatics World & Ancient Coins

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory These six coins are just a sample of the 546 recent additions to our inventory. We have added new material in Ancient (15), World (530) and US (1). Attractive Caesar Denarius with Cabinet Patina http://atlasnumismatics.com/1043108/ These and the following images courtesy of Atlas Numismatics 1043108 | ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. […]

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Excellent Results for German Coins, Medals at Grün Auction in Heidelberg

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün…. On May 16 and 17, 2017, the Heidelberger Münzhandlung conducted its two Spring Auctions 71 and 72. As always, many coins stood out, not only due to their rarity but above all due to their excellent grade, and this was clearly reflected in the results. ((1 – Lot 4170: German […]

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Rare 10 Mark GDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek …. In 1967, the German Democratic Republic (otherwise known as East Germany) created a new design for the 10 mark coin that commemorated the life and heroism of Dr. Theodor Neubauer, a teacher and leftist organizer who was an important figure in the anti-fascist resistance to the Nazi regime within Germany itself. Twenty-three […]

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Rare 10 Mark DDR Pattern Coin Honoring Heroic Anti-Fascist on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek …. In 1967, the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (otherwise known as East Germany) created a new design for the 10 mark coin that commemorated the life and heroism of Dr. Theodor Neubauer, a teacher and leftist organizer who was an important figure in the anti-fascist resistance to the Nazi regime within Germany itself. Twenty-three sample pieces were […]

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Ancient & World Coins – New from Atlas Numismatics May 2017

By Atlas Numismatics ……   We will be attending the 51st World Coin, Stamp, Phone Card Fair June 2-4. Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please […]

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New Additions to Atlas Numismatics Inventory of Ancient, World Coins – April

By Atlas Numismatics ……   Tokyo Bound We will be attending the Tokyo International Coin Convention (TICC). 来週、T.I.C.C.に東京お楽しみに会います。Please note that we will only be able to carry a portion of the inventory available on our website; if you would like us to include any specific items for your examination at the shows please contact us […]

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Germany 2017 Tropical Climate Zone 5 Euro Coin with Polymer Ring

Description: In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany issued the five-euro Planet Earth collector coin with a blue polymer ring connecting two metallic portions. It was a startling first in coin production, the innovative process having been developed by German press manufacturer Schuler AG. The coin was manufactured by inserting a translucent plastic […]

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Germany: Distinguished Artist Otto Dix Features on Latest Collector Coin

The Official Sales Agency for Collector Coins (Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen) of the Federal Republic of Germany have announced the issue of a new €20 silver coin celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of noted artist Otto Dix (1891–1969). Dix is recognized as a leading contributor in art, dedicated to the style of Neue Sachlichkeit or “The New Objectivity

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World Coin Auctions – Numismatic Rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Highlights of the upcoming Lanz Auction include an aureus of Magna Urbica with a provenance dating back as far as 1907 and an elaborately worked Bavarian gnadenpfennig By Numismatik Lanz …… Numismatic dealership Numismatik Lanz will auction off 710 lots comprising coins and medals from all over the world in their own premises on 7 […]

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Künker Auctions: Nearly $2 Million for Second Part Preussag Collection

On 1 November 2016 London Coin Galleries, in cooperation with Künker, sold the second part of the Preussag Collection. Having been estimated at 630,000 pounds, the end result of the 772 lots with mining coins and medals amounted to 1.6 million pounds (approx. $1.97 Million USD) On 1 November 2016 London Coin Galleries, in cooperation […]

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World Coin Shows: 18th NUMISMATA Berlin in Review

On October 15 and 16, 2016 Berlin became the Mecca for coin and stamp enthusiasts. In the capital for the 18th time, the event was thus another success in the long history of ever-popular NUMISMATA coin fairs. In Berlin, the NUMISMATA coin fair was held for the 18th time by now on October 15 and […]

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Künker Auctions: 300,000 Euros for Roman Aureus on Defeat of Judaea

In the Künker Fall Auctions week, spectacular results were achieved: 300,000 euros for an aureus of Vespasian featuring defeated Judaea, 42,000 euros for a Polish reichstaler or 48,000 euros for 4 ducats of the Great Elector. And these are only a few examples 5,700 lots with a total estimate of 8.2 million euros were auctioned […]

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World Coin Auctions – Large Collection of Imperial Silver at Grün

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün…. In the autumn of 2016, Heidelberger Münzhandlung will conduct two auctions: Auction 69 comprising the entire range of numismatics with a focus laid on Germany, and Auction 70 offering an almost complete collection of silver coins from the German Empire As happened in spring already, Heidelberger Münzhandlung adds to the […]

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World Coin Auctions – Large Collection of Imperial Silver at Grün

By Heidelberger Münzhandlung Herbert Grün ….   In the autumn of 2016, Heidelberger Münzhandlung will conduct two auctions: Auction 69 comprising the entire range of numismatics with a focus laid on Germany, and Auction 70 offering an almost complete collection of silver coins from the German Empire As happened in spring already, Heidelberger Münzhandlung adds […]

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World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the rest […]

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Künker Auctions: The Preussag Collection, Part 2

On 1 November 2016 the second part of the Preussag collection will be auctioned off by London Coin Galleries in cooperation with Künker in Osnabrück. The material comprises 772 lots of mining coins, estimated at 630,000 GBP altogether. On 1 November 2016 London Coin Galleries, in cooperation with Künker, will be selling the second part […]

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Rarities from Northern Greece in Upcoming Gorny & Mosch Auction

From October 10-14, 2016 Gorny & Mosch will hold three auctions. Several collections will be on sale, for example, an exquisite collection of coins from Northern Greece, as well as extensive collections of Bavaria, Stolberg, Salzburg, and Russia From October 10-14, 2016 Gorny & Mosch will hold three fall auctions. As always, the first (Auction […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016 The Future Is Now 1.) Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack “Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term,” [Judge Alison] Nathan wrote. “Bitcoins can be accepted as a payment for goods and services or bought directly […]

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World Coin Shows: 18th NUMISMATA Berlin and 12th NUMISMATA Frankfurt

Aficionados of numismatics and philately look forward to two fairs in a class of their own: the 18th Numismata Berlin in October and the 12th Numismata Frankfurt in November 2016. Two great weekends for the collectors! For more than 45 years, the NUMISMATA keeps attracting thousands of interested visitors to its different venues in Germany […]

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MintProducts Auctions September Sale to Include over 750+ Lots

MintProducts Auctions (MPA) will hold its fourth sale of the year on the evening of Monday, September 19 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The 770-lot auction offers a diverse selection of coins that include some rare and key issues with some exciting Paper Currency. Some notable currency includes a collection of over 50 Colonial-Era Notes that […]

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Heritage Signature Auctions: 4,300 World Coin Lots up for Bidding in Long Beach

Heritage’s Long Beach World & Ancient coins Signature auction, scheduled for September 8-12, is open for bidding! Although it feels like the final hammer just fell on our August Platinum Night auction, we’ve managed, with the help of more than 270 consignors, to amass over 4,200 lots for your bidding consideration. Like our Long Beach […]

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Stack’s Bowers August ANA Sale of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $4.89 Million

Warm sunny weather greeted attendees to the annual ANA convention last week as they brought spirited bidding to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins sessions realized nearly US$4.9 million (including the standard buyer’s premium) as part of the overall Stack’s Bowers Galleries ANA […]

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Germany 2016 Otto Dix 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 German 20 Euro silver commemorative coin honoring the 125th birthday of Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix celebrates an artist who had an illustrious career spanning the first seven decades of the 20th century. Dix was known for his striking, often controversial, art and illustrations laden with graphic war symbolism and gritty scenes criticizing […]

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New Ancient, World Coins from Atlas Numismatics – August 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   This weekend we will depart for the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim. We decided to publish our August list before the show so that our clients might peruse our stock before the convention begins. New Inventory These nine are just a sample of the 136 recent […]

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Three Collections Bolster Heritage ANA World & Ancient Coin Auctions

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center; featuring the Cape Coral of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the Isaac Rudman Collection of Mexican Philip V pillar coins Heritage Auctions will be presenting selections from the Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coinage, and the […]

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Germany 2016 175 Years of Song of Germany 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 175th anniversary of Germany’s national anthem is honored on a 20-euro silver coin released by the German Mint in 2016. The lyrics to the German national anthem (“Deutschlandlied“) were written by August Heinrich Hoffman in 1841 while vacationing in Heligoland, a German island in the North Sea that at the time belonged to […]

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Heritage World Coin Auctions – Massive 10 Taler from Brunswick- Wolfenbüttel

One of the highlights of our upcoming August 11 ANA World Coin Platinum Night Auction in Anaheim, from The Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers, is a massive 1620-dated 10 Taler coin struck for Friedrich Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Graded MS61 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin is a marvelous presentation of this extremely […]

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Heritage World Coin Auctions – Massive 10 Taler from Brunswick- Wolfenbüttel

One of the highlights of our upcoming August 11 ANA World Coin Platinum Night Auction in Anaheim, from The Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers, is a massive 1620-dated 10 Taler coin struck for Friedrich Ulrich of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Graded MS61 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin is a marvelous presentation of this extremely […]

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Germany 2016 Ernst Litfass 200th Birthday 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: German printer and publisher Ernst Litfass (Ernst Litfaß) is the subject of a 2016 20-euro silver coin honoring the bicentennial of his birth. Litfass was born in Berlin on February 11, 1816 and took over his stepfather’s newspaper business in 1845. In 1858, Litfass published the 242-volume Economic Encyclopedia (Oekonomische Encyklopädie), a well-known German […]

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Germany 2016 Little Red Riding Hood 20 Euro Silver Coin

Description: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD is one of the most popular children’s fairy tales, and now it is the subject of a 20-euro 2016 commemorative coin from Germany. The 20-euro Little Red Riding Hood German silver coin honors the centuries-old tale, which tells the story of a red-caped young girl who encounters a hungry wolf […]

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Atlas Numismatics Publishes Newest Fixed-Price List – July 2016

By Atlas Numismatics ……   New Inventory Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 366 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items: Superb Athenian Owl http://atlasnumismatics.com/1038222/ Images courtesy Atlas Numismatics 1038222 | GREEK. ATTICA. Athens. Struck circa 440-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC MS✭ (Mint State ✭) Strike 5/5 Surface […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Host 2016 ANA Auction in Sunny California

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming World Coin, Ancient Coin & World Paper Money Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money between August 9 and 13. The sale will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Avenue in […]

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World Coin Auctions – Type Collection of German Talers, Double Guldens and Double Talers at Grün

In cooperation with Künker, Heidelberg Münzhandlung is auctioning off an almost complete type collection of German talers, double guldens and double talers, minted between 1800 and 1872 and in best grades Heidelberg Münzhandlung Herbert Grün produced two auction catalogs for its spring-auction. Auction 67 contains what we are used to from Grün: world coins, from […]

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Diverse German Offerings in Heritage Monthly World Coin Auction

Heritage’s latest Monthly World Coin Internet Auction features an important offering of German States coinage. This auction is accepting bids now, with the live auction scheduled for April 24. As always with our monthly world coin auctions, the selection of material is designed to fit collectors’ budgets. Issues from 20 different German States are featured […]

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Top 5 World Coins Sold on MA-Shops – March, 2016

By CoinWeek ……   At MA-Shops, the width and breadth of offerings is deep, with a large variety of ancient and world coins at your perusal. Here are five top-selling coins for the end of March, 2016: GERMAN, ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF MÜNSTER: 1710 Franz Arnold von Metternich Taler. CH UNCSold for: US$3,609.28 ROMAN IMPERIAL: […]

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Top New Ancient and World Coins on MA-Shops – January 29

By CoinWeek…. The coin dealers on MA-Shops.com add a wide variety of new coins to their inventory every day. But some coins just have that special something and are bound to stand out from the crowd. Here is a list of some the top new coins on MA-Shops as of January 29, 2016: SICILY. Syracuse. […]

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Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear customers and coin enthusiasts, Künker’s eLive Auction 38 sessions begin December 2 and 3. Join us for bidding at 6:00 pm sharp at eLive-Auction.de. The auction will offer a variety of coins and medals ranging from ancient world to modern times. On Wednesday, the auction will start off […]

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Künker Publishes Massive Catalogue of Coins of the Reformation

Under the title ‘Reformatio in Nummis’, auction house Künker published a two-volume catalogue written by Klaus-Peter Brozatus and edited by Rainer Opitz. Spanning 1,276 pages, this volume presents the most comprehensive numismatic work ever published on the topic of the Reformation. In his work, Klaus-Peter Brozatus lists more than 1,700 numismatic objects of the collection […]

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Gorny & Mosch Fall Auction: Strong Market for High Quality Coins

Excellent prices were realized in the Gorny & Mosch Fall Auction. Above all, the Archaic coins from Athens and the collection of exquisite German thalers achieved five-digit hammer prices. However, Poland caused more than one surprise, too. During the week from October 5 to 9, 2015, coin collectors gathered in Munich. Presented in no less […]

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The Last Coins of the Holy Roman Empire

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek…. The last of things have a poignancy all their own, from the passing of the last Civil War veteran to the last rose of summer. Consider the saga of the Holy Roman Empire (HRE), an elective monarchy sprawling across the heart of Europe from the west bank of the […]

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Künker to Auction Largest Collection of Löser and Mining Coins Ever Offered

Over the course of the previous decades, Preussag AG has assembled the largest collection of löser and mining coins in history. This collection will now be auctioned off by London Coin Gallery, in collaboration with Künker, in London on October 30. The range of pieces on offer comprises 217(!) löser and 327 mining coins. A […]

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Heritage Auctions Joins Petition vs. ‘Onerous’ Proposed German Law

Legislation seen as negatively impacting German coins and collectibles business by requiring undue burden of provenance on dealers Heritage Auctions has announced its support for an online petition aimed at stopping a controversial new German law instituting an export license on German cultural objects – which could include coins, art and a variety of other […]

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Künker Fall Auction Sale Week: Six Auctions, About 7,600 Lots, Many Special Collections

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann for Künker….   Over the course of six days, the city of Osnabrück will witness a spectacular event when nearly 7,600 lots of superb numismatic items with a total estimate of more than 10 million euros will cross the auction block. The sessions will be composed of a wide range of […]

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World Coin Highlights – Stacks Bowers 2015 ANA Auction

The following coins are just a few of the highlights in the upcoming Stacks Bowers 2015 World Coins ANA Auction. CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 10 Dukatu, 1936. NGC MS-63. Lot: 30224 – Fr-4; KM-14. Mintage of only 633. Individual pieces typically remain in the same collection for many years, hence quite infrequently offered. PCGS has never seen one, […]

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Atlas Numismatics Publishes New Fixed-Price List

By Atlas Numismatics….   Atlas Numismatics has updated their website with 556 new coins, medals, and tokens at fixed price. Selections include the following items (all prices USD): Signed Ptolemaic Tetradrachm 1031313 | GREEK. PTOLEMAIC KINGS OF EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter. (Pharaoh, 305/4-282 BC). Struck 305-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm. NGC AU✭ (About Uncirculated ✭) Strike […]

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Results of Künker Summer Auction Sale

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, After three eventful auction days the final bid was taken on June 25. More than 4,000 lots were auctioned off. The total result was almost €9 million ($9.9 million USD), including buyers premium. Auction 263 started with gold and silver coins from the Friedrich […]

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Stack’s Bowers to Offer Rare German Taler at Summer ANA Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers The Stack’s Bowers official auction in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago is shaping up to be a massive sale with some choice highlights and interesting rarities. Today we showcase an exquisite German Taler from the Electorate of Pfalz. This type is […]

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The True Draft of the First Post-War German Commemorative Coin

On June 25, 2015, Künker auctions a sensation of post-WWII German numismatics: a pattern for the rejected draft by Karl Roth for the first German commemorative coin ‘Germanisches Museum’ (‘Germanic Museum’). Until now, a plaster cast model was the only known testimony! In August 1952, the German National Museum in Nuremberg celebrated its 100th anniversary. […]

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The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

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East German Commemorative Coins: The Collector Market 25 Years Later

By David T. Alexander for CoinWeek…. Oct. 3, 1990 was an historic date for Germany and the world as the five constituent provinces of the former German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, DDR or East Germany) gained admission to the Federal Republic of Germany, thus ending nearly 50 years of division growing out of catastrophic […]

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German Coins of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein

Schleswig and Holstein make the history of the most northern part of Germany a pretty complex subject. The background story is much easier to grasp when told by means of coins. In the context of Künker´s upcoming Spring Auction 259-262 from March, 9th to March 13th 2015, we have prepared this movie for you. “Only […]

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The Rockaway Collection of Silver German Coins, mostly Talers

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community, #259 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ………. Stack’s-Bowers conducted one of the official auctions of the New York International Convention at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan. The proceedings of this convention were held over the […]

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The Rockaway Collection of German Crowns and Talers will Draw Attention at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the NYINC

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce the sale of The Rockway Collection, Part II as part of its New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) auction, held January 9-10 and 12, 2015. The collection consists of nearly 300 coins, primarily crowns and talers from Germany. A wide range of principalities, cities, states, duchies and bishoprics […]

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Ancient Coins: Coinage of the Barbarian Invaders

Ancient Coin Series by Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek… Why have our two consuls and praetors come out today wearing their embroidered, their scarlet togas? Why have they put on bracelets with so many amethysts, and rings sparkling with magnificent emeralds? Why are they carrying elegant canes beautifully worked in silver and gold? Because the barbarians […]

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Germany Johann Gottfried Schadow €10 Silver Coin

The Verkaufsstelle für Sammlermünzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Official Sales Agency for Collector’s Coins of the Federal Republic of Germany (VfS) on behalf of the Federal German Government have issued a new commemorative coin which marks the 250th year of birth of the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764 – 1850).
Born in Berlin to a poor tailor, Schadow’s first teacher was the sculptor Jean Pierre Antoine Tassaert (1727 – 1788) a sculptor of Flemish extraction who was patronized by Frederick the Great of Prussia

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Gorny & Mosch Rare Coin Auction Highlights

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ………. Even though there were many remarkable results to be witnessed in the Gorny & Mosch rare coin auction sale conducted between 10 and 12 March 2014, one ought to be singled out: a set comprising four extremely rare gold coins from Czechoslovakia from 1938 that changed hands for 282,000 euros. Every […]

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