By Rapp Auctions …..
Attention, Coin Collectors
Have you also been waiting impatiently to see the new catalogue for the Rapp 2016 coin auction? It now is online and available for your perusal as a digitised e-catalogue on our website. We take great delight in inviting you to attend our upcoming coin auction, that will start at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 May 2016.
Collections on Offer – Interesting and Valuable
We look back on months of great activity in which we have succeeded in compiling a broad range of attractive and valuable objects for your consideration. The coin lots on offer are interesting and valuable. Please look forward to carefully selected and highly valuable collections, inventories and series with precious coins and medals from various epochs.
We present, for instance, a collection of the finest thaler coins from the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, collected by a passionate numismatic enthusiast more than 50 years ago and not seen again on the market since that time.
Or are you interested, per chance, in various collections of Swiss national coins or shooting thalers? Or would you like to have a look at our outstanding US items, including many sought-after pieces? We are offering well over 200 collections, both large and small, inventories, and complete lots and series from many different countries with estimated value that range between several hundred to several tens of thousands of Swiss francs.
Magnificent Single Items
Of course there will also be some magnificent single items for sale, such as a Russian coin of Czar Nicholas II with the rather unusual denomination of 37 rubles and 50 kopeks, of which only 225 copies were minted.
The 10-ducat coin of 1631 from Nagybánya of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation / Hungary of Ferdinand II also deserves very special attention. This almost singular coin has been absent from the market for more than 100 years, because it has been repeatedly handed down within the same family.
Switzerland is represented by various specialities and minting test strikes as well as by a very fine 100-franc coin from 1925. In the bank notes sector, the rare notes from the Bank in St. Gallen will be of special interest.
Viewing of the Auction Lots
Monday, 9 May to Friday, 13 May: 9.00 to 12.00 and 13.15 to 18.00 Tuesday, 17 May, from 9.00 to 18.30 (no closure during the day) and on Wednesday, 18 May, from 9.00 to 15.00 (no closure). Rapp Auctions will be closed on Whitsun weekend (14–16 May). We also ask that you please carefully read the viewing guidelines in advance.
Limited Space for Coin Viewing: Please Register Ahead of Time
Would you like to closely view our numismatic offers before the auction? If so, the following instructions and dates will be important to you; the number of viewing places is limited (10 to 12 places at any time). Your best chance is to register right away, using our online form or by phone (0041 71 923 77 44) to reserve a place and time slot for viewing.
Naturally, we would be very happy to hear that you will be able to attend the Rapp coin auction in person. If this is not possible for you, however, our time-proven online system for live bidding from your home computer is available or place your bids online before the auction.
By the way: Only the expensive single items are marked with price estimates in our catalogue. All other lots come up with deliberately low starting prices.
The Special Rapp Services: Every Client a VIP
All those who have attended a Rapp auction before will know and appreciate the high value and importance we place on the comfort and well-being of our customers and guests. This starts with the preparations for your trip. The Rapp team will be glad to help with your hotel reservation. We will be happy to send our limousine to collect you at the railway station in Wil or the Zurich Airport. An elegant general programme with the Appenzell guest reception «Sönd Willkomm» after the coin auction and a stylish evening programme in our festival pavilion with the finest grill food and quality musical entertainment will also be waiting for you.
–Peter Rapp and Marianne Rapp Ohmann