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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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Künker Auction Sales 342-344 and eLive Auction 62 Online

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker is pleased to present to you four different auction sales today. Let us start with the chronological order of the auctions: On October 20-22, 2020, our eLive Auction 62 will take place with more than 1,600 lots from the ancient world to modern […]

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Künker 2020 Fall Auction Sale Results

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, five exciting, intense and successful auction days came to an end today at 6:30 pm when the last piece was sold here in Osnabrück. Before we present you some extraordinary hammer prices in detail, we would like to thank you all for the […]

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Künker 2020 Fall Auction Sale Results

Künker Auction Results by Künker GmbH ……   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, five exciting, intense and successful auction days came to an end today at 6:30 pm when the last piece was sold here in Osnabrück. Before we present you some extraordinary hammer prices in detail, we would like to thank you all for […]

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Ancient and Jewish Coins in Künker Auction 341

Künker Ancient Coin Auction 341 by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, In the last two write-ups, we introduced you to Künker Auctions 339 and 340. They contain issues covering the time span from the Middle Ages to modern times. In this one, we will introduce you to Auction 341. In this sale, […]

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Gold Coins From Around the World Star in Künker Auction 340

Künker Gold Auction 340 by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Yes, gold is a very special material. It is the most ductile metal we know of. From a single gram of gold, a wire of two kilometers can be drawn. Humankind made use of this to gild all sorts of items with […]

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Künker Offering Alexander Macomb Gold Medal From War of 1812 in Fall Auction

The Story of Alexander Macomb by Künker GmbH …… The Hero of the Second War of American Independence As part of its Auction 339, the auction house Künker offers a Congressional Gold Medal. This is no medal like any other, but the one President Madison handed personally to Alexander Macomb, the hero of Plattsburgh. We […]

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How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

By Ursula Kampmann for Künker GmbH …… For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on September 30 and […]

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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 Starts Tuesday

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Next Tuesday starts our three-day eLive Auction 61 featuring numismatic and phaleristic rarities. In the meantime, you may take a look at our wide range on offer. We would like to present to you some of the attractive numismatic pieces we will auction off […]

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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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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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Pattern Coins of the French Second Republic Highlight Künker Auction 337

Künker Auctions by Künker GmbH …… When the French people had chased away Citizen King Louis Philippe and founded the Second Republic, they were looking for new coin designs for their new government. The most talented artists of the time submitted design proposals. Auction house Künker presents in its auction 337 on 25 June 2020 […]

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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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Künker eLive Auction 60 With Ancient Coin, Phaleristic Rarities Now Online

Auction Sessions May 26-28   Künker Online eLive Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 60 with numismatic and phaleristic rarities ready to be viewed online. This time you will find over 2,600 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times as well […]

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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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Künker eLive Auction 59 of Ancient and World Coins Online Now

Live Auction Sessions March 25-26   Künker Online eLive Auctions by Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collector friends, Please find our next eLive Auction 59 ready to be viewed online. This time you will find over 1,500 lots, featuring pieces ranging from the ancient world to modern times. This time we present a selection […]

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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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Künker to Offer Samel Collection of Jewish Coins

By Künker GmbH …… Dear bidders and collectors, All those interested in Jewish numismatics have been talking about it for weeks: on 17 March 2020, we will auction off the Samel Collection in Osnabrück. It is a private collection of major importance, which was on display in 1993 and ’94 at the Munich State Coin […]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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French Coins & Medals of Künker Summer Auction 323

By Künker GmbH …… Dear Bidders and Coin Enthusiasts, French numismatics has a lot to offer. First of all, it spans a vast period of time. Celtic tribes were using their own coins from as early as the second century BCE. Under the Romans, the French city of Lugdunum (modern Lyon) replaced Rome as the […]

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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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What’s a Swede Doing in Poland? – Künker World Coin Summer Auction Preview

By Künker GmbH …… On June 26, 2019, an extensive collection of Polish rarities will be auctioned at the Künker auction 323. Among them are coins of Sigismund III, who was King of Sweden and Poland simultaneously. Here, we recount how a Swedish prince came to rule over the Poles. 01 – Poland. Sigismund III […]

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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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In Memoriam: Gijsbertus Willem de Wit (1926-2018)

By Künker Auctions GmbH …… On December 1, 2018, Gijsbertus Willem de Wit passed away. He was first and foremost known to numismatists because of his extensive collection of medieval coins, which was sold in three parts by the auction house Künker in 2007/8. According to Bernd Kluge and his work on medieval numismatics, it […]

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CoinWeek Cool Coins 2018: Episode 3: Japanese Commemorative WW1 Medal, 3 Error Cent, More…

CoinWeek Cool Coins! returns with our third episode of 2018! In this episode, we span the globe and review historic coins and medals. Rexford Goldbaum from Atlas Numismatics shows us a toned Japanese medal struck to commemorate the country’s naval victory over the Russian Empire. This interesting medal has an interesting pedigree and comes with […]

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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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When Oxford Was the Capital of England: Gold Triple Unite of Charles I

For a few years during the English Civil War, Oxford acted as royal capitol. This article presents an extremely fine “triple unite” of Charles I from this period in time, which will be put to auction in the upcoming Künker auction on June 21, 2018. The situation was too tempting: Germany was already in the […]

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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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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: The Terrible Ninth Century

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. MOST PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT MEDIEVALISTS would be hard pressed to name one thing that happened between the years 800 and 900. For many Europeans during that terrible century, it was the worst of times. Viking raiders descended from the north, Arab marauders attacked from the south, and kingdoms […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 2, 2018:

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 2, 2018 Brain Food 1.) When paper money was as risky as bitcoin The first paper money notes in these parts were issued by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1690. That caught the attention of London. In 1740, when the Massachusetts Land Bank wanted to […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 26, 2018: Buy the Book Before your Buy the Bitcoin….

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 26, 2018 Brain Food 1.) This is the reason why only dead people can be featured on American currency In 1866, Congress issued an act stating that no living person can be portrayed on American currency. Our Founding Fathers believed it was unpatriotic for living […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017: Take a Knee, Not Elon, the Red Kettle

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 1, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vasilopita – An Important Greek Celebration for New Year Vasilopita literally means St. Basil’s Cake, which contains a hidden coin baked inside. This “New Year’s Cake” is a highly esteemed Orthodox tradition worldwide, having its origins in the 4th century… 2.) History […]

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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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Apollo in Reverse: Incuse Silver Stater from Künker on MA-Shops

By CoinWeek …. A simple yet intriguing design from the ancient Mediterranean In Classical Antiquity, the southern part of Italy (including Sicily) was known by the Romans as Magna Graecia (“Great Greece”). Beginning some time before or after the founding of Rome in 753 BCE, settlers from different areas of Greece thoroughly colonized the area, […]

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World Premiere: Active Ancient Coin Pedigree Links from Sixbid and Ex-Numis

Together with Sixbid, Ex-Numis, the expert in finding lost provenances of ancient coins, has developed a new feature that gives the bidder absolute security about where his coin stems from. Every provenance from the catalog that pre-dates the year 2000 can be linked directly with the relevant Ex-Numis database entry. Since 2016, Ex-Numis has offered […]

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45 Years of Sino-German Friendship: Commemorative Pandas Struck

In 2017, the People’s Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Germany celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations. Together with Michael Hans Chou, owner of Champion Leilo Co., Hong Kong, the auction house Künker took this as an occasion to initiate two medals of which the German version’s very […]

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Commemorative Medals Celebrate Chinese German Friendship and Two Pandas Going to Berlin Zoo

The commemorative medals were created by two top-notch designers and feature an official logo A pair of Chinese pandas — “Meng Meng” (梦梦) (a four-year-old female) and “Jiao Qing” (娇庆) (a seven-year-old male) — are about to be unveiled at the Berlin Zoo’s new panda pavilion. The pavilion cost nine million euros (approx. $10.24 million) […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination without its value written in numerals. The only indication of its worth is in the kanji characters 五円, which mean “five yen,” and so foreign visitors who […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim is […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had taken over the territory of all but the West Saxons but they provided their subjugated peoples with money they knew – in the form of imitations of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Switzerland ranked world’s worst currency manipulator The Economist magazine placed Switzerland first in a recent ranking of currency manipulators. According to the analysis, China, commonly thought of as the world’s champion at keeping its currency’s value artificially low, appears to be doing […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for February 17, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for February 17, 2017 Brain Food 1.) A walk through the coinage of ancient India “The first known coins of India, the silver bent bars of the Gandhara Janapada region (Afghanistan, which was part of India), were punch marked coins with symbols of flowers on each side dated 2500 […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill Murray is super cool, have you ever wondered if it is illegal to deface or alter a U.S. bank note? 2.) 7 Tips For Surviving Your First […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 21, 2016 Brain Food 1.) What is the Average Lifespan of a Coin? Coins are tough little devils. Over the course of a coins’ lifespan, they will be dropped, kicked, stepped on, possibly run over by a vehicle, or involved in some children’s experiment to discover just how […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016

By CoinWeek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 14, 2016 Brain Food 1.) A guide to valuing all your old Irish coins (PHOTOS) Between the formation of the Republic of Ireland, the shift towards decimalization, and the introduction of the Euro, Irish currency underwent a great number of changes over the past 100 years, resulting in […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 7, 2016 Brain Food 1.) ANA Unveils Treasures In Your Pocket In 2014 a collector discovered a 1969-S Lincoln cent in his pocket change. Upon further inspection, he realized it was a rare doubled die cent. The value of his find? $19,800… To encourage budding coin collectors, the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 30, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The evolution of money in its many forms In his new book The Curse of Cash, which was released on September 7, the Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff argues for the near-total abolition of paper money, on the grounds that technology has […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of Julius Caesar

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he is grown so great? —Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 What makes Caesar so Great? PEOPLE WHO KNOW NOTHING ELSE about ancient history recognize the name Julius Caesar but might be hard-pressed to say what he ever did, […]

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CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Coins of Julius Caesar

By Mike Markowitz for CoinWeek …. Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he is grown so great? —Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2 What makes Caesar so Great? PEOPLE WHO KNOW NOTHING ELSE about ancient history recognize the name Julius Caesar but might be hard-pressed to say what he ever did, […]

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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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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 eLive Auction 38 Now Online

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear valued customers and coin enthusiasts, Please find our next eLive Auction 38 ready to be viewed online. Just log on to our website eLive-Auction.de to discover all of the interesting items from our upcoming online auction. The auction will take place from Wednesday, December 2 2015, to Thursday, […]

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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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Künker Auction of the Preussag Collection: Löser and Mining Coins

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, In collaboration with London Coin Galleries, we will auction off löser and mining coins from the Preussag Collection on October 30th, 2015 (2 pm) at the Millennium Hotel Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square. We hope that you have already sent in your bid. If you […]

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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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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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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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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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