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 among numerous bidders, which was reflected not least in the total hammer price of more than € 11 million Euros (over approximately $12 million USD) from an estimate of about seven million Euros.
We would especially like to highlight some outstanding series within this auction that have aroused great interest among our collectors.
Above all, we would like to mention the numerous collections we were entrusted to sell over the course of the past week, e.g. the collection of the “North German antiquity friend”, Dr. W.R. collection, the Phoibos, the Eberhard Link, the Friedrich Popken, the Peter Groch, the Dr. Rolf Löns and the Skyler Liechty collection. Once again it turned out that Künker is the right address to successfully sell your precious collections. These coins with provenances from those kinds of entire collections always attract great popularity among our customers.
Especially high demand we noticed with the Greek antique coins, the Roman gold coins, well-preserved Talers and multiple Talers as well as medals and medallions. For the coin department our catalog Nr. 328 with the gold coins and the German imperial coins after 1871 was a worthy end to the auction week. The rare pieces in good quality achieved often record prices.
The auction with medals and decorations was also extremely successful. At the end of the auction, the most expensive lot of the entire auction week was sold: an extremely rare Order of St. Andrew from the manufactory of Eduard was worth the amount of 280,000 Euro hammer price.
Once again, more than 300 bidders have personally found their way to Osnabrück in the north of Germany in order to follow the events in the auction room themselves. As in every auction, we try to do everything we can to live up to our company motto: “We turn auctions into an experience”.
We would like to furthermore thank the more than 3,500 bidders who participated in the auction via written bids, by telephone bidding or in person. In addition, our thanks and deep appreciation goes out to all our consignors, who have made this auction possible in the first place by entrusting us with their collections.
Please also note our catalog Nr. 330, The Dr. Rainer Opitz Collection Part 4 – Coins and Medals on Reformation and Protestantism, which will be auctioned live online on October 16 and 17 on our website www.elive-auction.com, starting at 6 pm each night.
For today, we say goodbye to you with the note that our next auction will take place on January 30, 2020 as part of the annual World Money Fair in Berlin. We will accept your consignments until the end of October.
Our next eLive Auction 57 will take place from the third to the fifth of December. From the 25th of November on you may view the items on www.elive-auction.de and you can place your bids also after the 25th. The auction material can also be viewed from this day on by prior appointment at our business premises.
Many regards from Osnabrück
Your Künker Team
Highlights From Auction 326
Lot number 539
Stater, 530/500 B.C.
Estimate: 15,000 euros, Hammer price: 30,000 euros.
Lot number 576
Tetradrachm, 480/462 B.C.
Estimate: 5,000 euros, Hammer price: 14,000 euros.
Lot number 594
Tetradrachm, 425/420 B.C.
Estimate: 12,500 euros, Hammer price: 38,000 euros.
Lot number 599
Tetradrachm, 425/405 B.C.
Estimate: 10,000 euros, Hammer price: 40,000 euros.
Lot number 719
Kingdom of Macedonia. Alexander III, 336-323 B.C.
Distater, 330/320 B.C., Amphipolis.
Estimate: 7,500 euros, Hammer price: 28,000 euros.
Lot number 1477
Roman Empire. Pertinax, 193.
Estimate: 40,000 euros, Hammer price: 47,000 euros.
Lot number 1500
Roman Empire. Septimius Severus, 193-211 with Julia Domna, Caracalla and Geta.
Aureus 202 Rome.
Estimate: 12,500 euros, Hammer price: 36,000 euros.
Highlights From Auction 327
Lot number 2566
City of Einbeck
Estimate: 10,000 euros, Hammer price: 32,000 euros.
Lot number 2753
City of Lüneburg
4 Goldgulden, struck around 1601 with the revers dies of the half taler 1561.
Estimate: 25,000 euros, Hammer price: 65,000 euros.
Lot number 2839
Kingdom of Westfalia
Hieronymus Napoleon, 1807-1813.
Gold medal in the weight of 45 Ducats n. d. (around 1860).
Estimate: 25,000 euros, Hammer price: 42,000 euros.
Lot number 3463
Duchy of Mecklenburg
Christian I. Ludwig, 1658-1692.
Thick double Reichstaler 1681, Dömitz.
Estimate: 40,000 euros, Hammer price: 110,000 euros.
Lot number 3464
Duchy of Mecklenburg
Adolf Friedrich III., 1708-1752.
Thick double Reichstaler 1717 (geprägt 1717/1718), Lübeck.
Estimate: 25,000 euros, Hammer price: 75,000 euros.
Lot number 3904
Holy Roman Empire
Karl V, 1519-1558.
Silver medal 1521, designed by Albrecht Dürer.
Estimate: 7,500 euros, Hammer price: 260,000 euros.
Highlights From Auction 328
Lot number 5010
Karl III (VI), 1703-1711 (-1740).
Gold medal 1720.
Estimate: 25,000 euros, Hammer price: 55,000 euros.
Lot number 5416
Archbishopric of Salzburg
Gold medal in the weight of 20 Ducats 1772.
Estimate: 80,000 euros, Hammer price: 80,000 euros.
Lot number 5459
Electorate of Brandenburg
Friedrich III, 1688-1701.
Ducat 1698 LCS, Berlin.
Estimate: 7,500 euros, Hammer price: 32,000 euros.
Lot number 5883
Reuss Elder Line
Heinrich XXII, 1859-1902.
20 Marks 1875.
Estimate: 30,000 euros, Hammer price: 48,000 euros.
Lot number 5912
10 New-Guinea Marks 1895 A.
Estimate: 25,000 euros, Hammer price: 43,000 euros.
Highlights From Auction 329
Lot number 6715
Badge for airplan sharp shooters, silver, manufactured by Pöllath in Schrobenhausen
Estimate: 750 euros, Hammer price: 9,500 euros.
Lot number 7179
Military Honour Cross, 4th model, first class cross with war decoration
Estimate: 2,000 euros, Hammer price: 12,000 euros.
Lot number 7450
Iron Cross 1914, Grand Cross of the Iron Cross.
Estimate: 10,000 euros, Hammer price: 12,000 euros.
Lot number 7540
Order of St. Andrew, Collar Set wih badge and breast star, made by Eduard in St. Petersburg between 1908 and 1917
Estimate: 150,000 euros, Hammer price: 280,000 euros.
eLive Premium Auction 330
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Start at 6 pm
No. 8001 – 8655
- European Coins and Medals
- Coins and Medals from Overseas
- German Coins and Medals: Anhalt to Saxony
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Start at 6 pm
No. 8656 – 9202
- German Coins and Medals: Silesia to Würzburg
- German Coins after 1871
- Coin vessels and Coin jewelry
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