Künker Auctions

Künker logo longFritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG is among the leading auction and trading houses for coins and medals.

Since 1971, the family business stands for professional expertise, reliability and soundness with best international ties to collectors, traders, auction houses and experts. Besides buying and selling coins and medals, as well as four internationally renowned auctions per year, the trade with gold and investment coins is an important mainstay of the company too.

Our extensive range of coins and medals from antiquity to the present is unique in Europe and a treasure chest for collectors and amateurs. In more than 250 successful auctions, the first being in 1985, our thoroughly designed auction catalogues and the smooth, professional course of our auctions have delighted collectors and traders from all over the world.

In the area of gold trade, we offer our customers additionally a wide range of superb gold and investments coins, and buy large gold values at fair up to date prices.

You can also buy direct from Künker GmbH. Check out our live store at MA-Shops.com.
 

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

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 […]

By November 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Auctions: 300,000 Euros for Roman Aureus on Defeat of Judaea

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 […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Auctions: The Preussag Collection, Part 2

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 […]

By October 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

Künker World Coin Auctions – The Die Cutting Czarina

The medal of Czar Alexander I, honoring him as “savior of the people”, and issued in three metals – gold, silver, bronze – is stunning. On the reverse it shows an altar, on which the Russian insignia, crown, scepter, and imperial orb are placed. Above all, the Eye of Providence in the aureola is glancing […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, […]

In Memoriam: Peter Nikolaus Schulten MA, 1936–2016

In Memoriam: Peter Nikolaus Schulten MA, 1936–2016

By Fritz Rudolf Künker – Künker GmbH & Company….   The life of numismatist Peter N. Schulten had many facets. While his father Wolfgang Schulten (1904-1996), a devoted coin collector, had kindled his interest in numismatics while Peter was still young, he inherited a love for music and literature from his mother. Through his uncle […]

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

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 […]

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

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. […]

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker Presents Coin Auction 272 in New eLive Premium Format

Künker presents a new auction format: eLive Premium By Künker GmbH & Company…. The focus of Künker Auction 272 will be minor denominations and bracteates–that is, medieval pfennigs. All lots will be auctioned off live at www.eLive-Auction.de The other areas include a collection of Reformation and Russian medals, as well as a series of Russian […]

By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Auction 271 Now Online

Künker Auction 271 Now Online

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Künker Auction 271, taking place now on February 4, 2016 in Berlin, a day prior to the World Money Fair, is online. We also would like to present to you our Auction 272, which will be something new, because it introduces our new auction […]

By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well. When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites such as Amazon and eBay, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 38

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 […]

By December 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker eLive Auction 38 Now Online

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, […]

By November 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Sells Preussag Collection for £6.4 Million

Künker Sells Preussag Collection for £6.4 Million

6.4 million pounds sterling, nearly 9 million euros, was the overall hammer price of 217 löser and 327 mining coins of the Preussag Collection, auctioned off by London Coin Galleries in collaboration with Künker. The most expensive coin of this auction, a gold jakobslöser, achieved an incredible 650,000 pounds, equivalent to 911,500 euros. An impressive […]

By November 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Macau Exhibit of 1897 Otto Beh Coin Dies

Unveiling a Centennial Mystery of Chinese Pattern Coins This portfolio of 42 dies and 36 letter punches used by the Otto Beh Company of Esslingen, Germany to produce coins for China in 1897-98 is an important document of Chinese numismatic history and of the close economic ties between Germany and China at the end of […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Publishes Massive Catalogue of Coins of the Reformation

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 […]

By November 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Auction of the Preussag Collection: Löser and Mining Coins

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 […]

By October 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highest Grossing Auction Week in History of Künker

Highest Grossing Auction Week in History of Künker

Grossing 13.8 million euros based on an original estimate of 10.5 million, the Künker Fall Auction of 2015 entered the company’s history as its top-selling auction week ever. Responsible for this impressive result was an astonishingly broad range of numismatic items including many incredible special collections. Six auctions conducted over the course of six days […]

By October 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 37

Highlights of Künker GmbH eLive Auction 37

By Künker GmbH & Company….   Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts, Our upcoming eLive Auction 37 is available for viewing online now. Please go to eLive-Auction.de and you will find all items going up for sale. Once again, the online auction will be held on three days, from Tuesday, October 20 to Thursday, October 22, […]

By October 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker: Results of Auction 265 – Orders and Decorations

Künker: Results of Auction 265 – Orders and Decorations

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, The Künker Auction Week began today with an interesting offering of orders and decorations. The 900 lot numbers reached a total hammer price of 630,000 euro. You can find all results of todays auction in detail on our website kuenker.com. We want to express our thanks and gratitude to the […]

By September 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker Auction 268

Highlights of Künker Auction 268

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, In this newsletter, we are delighted to introduce to you two remarkable special collections. Auction 267, the Roland Grüber Collection, consists of the largest compilation of coins and medals of Brandenburg in Franconia ever to be on the market. Ranging from an inconspicuous kipper coin to a gorgeous presentation piece, […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Highlights of Künker Auction 267

Highlights of Künker Auction 267

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, In this newsletter, we are delighted to introduce to you two remarkable special collections. Auction 267, the Roland Grüber Collection, consists of the largest compilation of coins and medals of Brandenburg in Franconia ever to be on the market. Ranging from an inconspicuous kipper coin to a gorgeous presentation piece, […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Preussag Collection of Multiple Talers to be Sold October 13, 2013 – VIDEO: 2:38

Preussag Collection of Multiple Talers to be Sold October 13, 2013 – VIDEO: 2:38

Ulrich Künker, Osnabrück, Germany, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The German auction firm of Künker in conjunction with London Coin Galleries, Ltd. will auction more than 500 coins assembled my German mining company. The interesting story of this collection is told by Ulrich Künker who describes the sale and some of the highlights. Copyright © CoinWeek […]

By September 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Fall Auction 265: Orders and Decorations

Künker Fall Auction 265: Orders and Decorations

Dear Bidders and Phaleristics Enthusiasts, The time has come again. On September 26, 2015, Künker GmbH will conduct our 12th auction of orders and decorations. The items offered for sale originate from all over of the world but will focus on the pre-1871 German States. Very likely the most important item of this group will […]

By September 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Auctions: The Julius Löser and the Preussag Collection

Künker Auctions: The Julius Löser and the Preussag Collection

Over the course of the previous decades, Preussag AG has assembled the largest collection of löser and mining coins in history. Künker and the London Coin Gallery will auction this collection in London on October 30. The range of pieces on offer comprises 217(!) löser and 327 mining coins. The oldest lösers date back to […]

By September 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker to Auction Largest Collection of Löser and Mining Coins Ever Offered

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 […]

By September 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Künker Fall Auction Sale Week: Six Auctions, About 7,600 Lots, Many Special Collections

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 […]

Swedish “Blood Money” to be offered as part of Künker Sale

Swedish “Blood Money” to be offered as part of Künker Sale

The estimate of this blood klippe made of the very same silver coins which King Erik XIV used to buy himself free off of the guilt of having killed Svante Sture is estimated with 1,500 euros. The coin will be part of the Künker Auction 266 and auctioned off on September 28, 2015. By Dr. […]

Künker Offers Major World Coins at Auction. VIDEO: 3:56.

Künker Offers Major World Coins at Auction. VIDEO: 3:56.

Ulrich Künker, Osnabrück, Germany, Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com. The German auction firm of Künker has a host of sales taking place this fall. Collections include world coins, German & Austrian, ancients and more. Principle of the firm Ulrich Künker describes the sales and some of the highlights. Künker Offers Major World Coins at Auction. Video: […]

Künker: 28,000 Euros for Artist’s Design of First West German Commemorative Coin

Künker: 28,000 Euros for Artist’s Design of First West German Commemorative Coin

The Künker June Auction, with its numerous numismatic highlights, was truly a feast for collectors of high denomination gold coins: the hammer price for a Hamburg bankportugalöser was 36,000 euros; for a Nuremberg 6 ducat piece 80,000 euros, and a 1692 10 ducat piece of the Holy Roman Empire was sold for 130,000 euros. In […]

 
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