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Ancient Coin Auction: Numismatic Rarities at Lanz

Ancient Coin Auction: Numismatic Rarities at Lanz

On 5 June 2014, Numismatik Lanz invites to attend its 158th auction sale at its office located at Maximiliansplatz 10 in Munich. The highlights are two coins of Phanes and the famous Brutus denarius depicting liberty cap and daggers. On 5 June 2014, more than 1,000 lots will be called out in auction sale no. […]

Rare Greek Coin Book Auction: Duplicates of the BCD Library

Rare Greek Coin Book Auction: Duplicates of the BCD Library

The world’s most significant rare Greek coin book library is selling its duplicate books…. CoinWeek thanks Dr. Ursula Kampmann for the heads up on this significant offering from Auctiones GmbH. If there is anything in the world that puts the BCD collection of ancient Greek coins in the shade, it is the BCD Library, which is by […]

Exploring the World of Money – a Collaboration between MoneyMuseum and CoinsWeekly

Exploring the World of Money – a Collaboration between MoneyMuseum and CoinsWeekly

As of 1 March 2014, MoneyMuseum presents podcasts revolving around numismatic topics to all those interested on iTunes U. In order to make this offer known to a greater number of coin collectors as well, MoneyMuseum has announced its collaboration with CoinsWeekly.  On March 1, 2014, the MoneyMuseum launched a new online program that provides […]

Gorny & Mosch Rare Coin Auction Highlights

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 […]

Künker Spring Sale Rare Coin Recap: A Week Full of Surprises

Künker Spring Sale Rare Coin Recap: A Week Full of Surprises

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ………. 140.000 euros for a Chinese dollar from 1896, 110.000 euros for a gold coin from Czechoslovakia from 1938 – the spring sale of Künker was full of surprises! Less surprising was: the pre-sale estimate of 5.7 million euros was easily surpassed by the hammer price amounting to 8.75 million euros. […]

Medals from the Baums Collection highlight the Künker Spring Sale

Medals from the Baums Collection highlight the Künker Spring Sale

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ……….. About 1,100 medals from the renaissance to the present day, made of bronze, silver and gold, some being created by famous artists, some referring to world-changing events – that is the Baums Collection, which will be liquidated by Künker during the spring sale on 13 March 2014. You will find […]

Archaic silver and German gold highlighted at upcoming Gorny & Mosch Coin Auction in Munich

Archaic silver and German gold highlighted at upcoming Gorny & Mosch Coin Auction in Munich

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann ……. The three March auctions of Gorny & Mosch in Munich cater for all tastes. Anyone with a particular interest in Archaic silver coins or gold coins from Germany is offered a selection that is without equal. From 10 to 12 March 2014, right after the Munich Numismata, Gorny & Mosch […]

Top prices for numismatic rarities at Numismatik Lanz

Top prices for numismatic rarities at Numismatik Lanz

65,000 euros for a Thraco-Macedonian stater, 40,000 euros for the second known antoninianus of Proculus, and 42,000 euros for a zodiac mohur! Despite the quite low starting prices many rarities of Numismatik Lanz auction sale reached maximum prices. By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. It’s a tradition at Numismatik Lanz to call out the […]

Roman Gold Medallion at Gorny & Mosch yields 644,000 euros!

Roman Gold Medallion at Gorny & Mosch yields 644,000 euros!

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. On 14th October 2013, on the occasion of auction sale 215, Gorny & Mosch sold a unique medallion of Constantine the Great that had been issued to celebrate his jubilee. After a fierce bidding fight, the piece changed hands for 644,000* euros. ( $886,079.00 USD) 26.77 g is […]

Coins, Orders, Decorations and Medals – the Winter Künker Auctions

Coins, Orders, Decorations and Medals – the Winter Künker Auctions

Shortly before the Advent season, Künker Auctions edges additional auction days in. From 19th to 21st November 2013, the sale will take place featuring among others the most important-ever sale of orders and decorations of Künker comprising 1,119 lots and coming with a total estimate of 754,000 euros. The whole sale offers 3,825 lots at […]

World Gold Coins: Albrecht von Wallenstein’s Ten Ducat Gold mirrors his Extraordinary Economic Genius

World Gold Coins: Albrecht von Wallenstein’s Ten Ducat Gold mirrors his Extraordinary Economic Genius

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. In the autumn auction sale of Künker, between the 7th and the 11th October 2013, a ten ducat world gold coins of Albrecht von Wallenstein with a gorgeous portrait will be on offer. This piece shows the extraordinary economic genius, whose logistical skills made him become probably the […]

Ancient Coin Auction News: €170,000 for Eumenes II

Ancient Coin Auction News: €170,000 for Eumenes II

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. That was the rarest stephanephoric tetradrachm of all: the enigmatic coin with the only known coin portrait of a Pergamene ruler alive obtained 170,000 euros in the recent Lanz auction sale. 170,000 euros (195,500 euros with buyer’s premium included) is a remarkable price for a remarkable coin. It […]

Rapp turns over 1.6 million Swiss francs with its coin auction

Rapp turns over 1.6 million Swiss francs with its coin auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. In the evening of May 27, Peter Rapp called out 161 lots with a starting price of 242,000 Swiss francs. Not a single one was sold for its starting price or was returned. The room, which was filled to capacity, made sure of that. Additional chairs were fetched […]

A Brief History of the Money Museum and Upcoming Fundraising Coin Auction

A Brief History of the Money Museum and Upcoming Fundraising Coin Auction

PANTA RHEI – “everything flows.” This quote from the work of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus perfectly encapsulates everything the Money Museum strives to be – always changing, never resting on the laurels of its past, and always remaining in the lead when it comes to the challenge of seeking out new forms of communication. This […]

Ancient Roman Gold Coins Shine at Gorny & Mosch Auction

Ancient Roman Gold Coins Shine at Gorny & Mosch Auction

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. 57,500 euros for an aureus of Augustus, 80,500 euros for Septimius Severus and Otho, nearly 53,000 euros for Diocletian – right now, Roman gold reaches maximum prices.* In addition, the results for Greek and Roman coins were not to be sniffed at, either. Between March 4 and 7, […]

Künker in Berlin: 7.6 Million on a Single Day

Künker in Berlin: 7.6 Million on a Single Day

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann - CoinsWeekly.com ……… The opening auction sale of this year’s World Money Fair with a total hammer price of 7.6 million euros was a huge success indeed: this result exceeded the expectations by more than 65 per cent. 1,200 lots were sold, and only 13 went into the post-auction sale. Auction house Künker, […]

A Feast for Collectors at Numismatik Lanz Auction 155 with Numismatic Rarities including the Friedinger-Pranter Collection

A Feast for Collectors at Numismatik Lanz Auction 155 with Numismatic Rarities including the Friedinger-Pranter Collection

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. It was one of these auctions collectors love: In auction 155 of Numismatik Lanz items from old collections gathered with taste and dedication were sold. And no investors ballooned the prices to absurd spheres. Auction 155 of Numismatik Lanz in Munich was an auction collectors dream of! Among […]

1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First Islamic Gold Dinars

1.3 Million Swiss Francs For a Complete Collection of the First Islamic Gold Dinars

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. Numismatica Genevensis turns Geneva into the centre of Islamic numismatics There was great applause when lot number 439 was finally knocked down on November 27, 2012 at the ritzy Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva. Why? Because this most spectacular of the impressive lots from the Islamic coins section brought […]

Künker to offer World Coin Rarities from Germany, Europe and Russia  at World Money Fair in Berlin

Künker to offer World Coin Rarities from Germany, Europe and Russia at World Money Fair in Berlin

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com ……. With over 1200 coins in tow, Künker auction house will be making its way to the 42nd World Money Fair in Berlin. Packed away in their luggage will be rarities from Germany, Europe and overseas, as well as specialties from Pomerania and Russia. There are three catalogues for […]

World Money Fair Berlin 2013 – the Numismatic Window to the World

World Money Fair Berlin 2013 – the Numismatic Window to the World

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com This Year’s Guest of Honor: The Monnaie de Paris From February 1 to 3, 2013, the entire world of numismatics will meet in Berlin. The 42nd World Money Fair brings over 300 exhibitors from almost 50 countries to the Estrel Convention Center. The organizers are expecting around 15,000 visitors. […]

An Important Collection of Bracteates to be offered Dec. 10-11th by Numismatik Lanz

An Important Collection of Bracteates to be offered Dec. 10-11th by Numismatik Lanz

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com From ancient coins to magnificent issues from the Middle Ages and Modern Era – Numismatik Lanz is presenting quite an extensive offering on December 10th and 11th. The splendid collection of coins from the Middle Ages is particularly impressive and truly something that no connoisseur should miss. On behalf […]

Two Dukes in Pomerania From the Friedrich Popken Collection

Two Dukes in Pomerania From the Friedrich Popken Collection

By Dr. Ursula Kampmann – CoinsWeekly.com The Pomerania collection of Friedrich Popken will be coming up for auction at Künker on January 31, 2013 . Here, we present two coins from the collection that are as different as the men who had them minted. The sextuple ducat piece that Philip II had minted in Stettin […]

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