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 format: eLive Premium Auction. This auction will take place online on our website www.eLive-Auction.de February 9-11, 2016.
While many of you already know what to expect at our Berlin auction – special rarities, primarily from pre-1871 Germany and Russia – our eLive Premium auction will offer a whole new format. In a printed catalog, we present a selected arrangement of coins and medals, which will be exclusively auctioned off online at www.eLive-Auction.de. As in our other auctions, you will find many similarities and feel right at home, even viewing of the objects will be possible, both in Osnabrück and Berlin.
We are very much looking forward to welcome you in Berlin; either at the auction or at our booth C6.
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Berlin Auction 271 Highlights
At this auction 271, Künker will call out 912 lots. Every single item is hand-picked and is characterized either by its rarity, its provenience, its historical significance or its quality. And sometimes a specimen represents all of these characteristics.
A splendid example is the most expensive piece at the auction. It’s a 5 franc pattern of year ten after the storming of the Bastille. It’s rare because it’s the only known specimen in private hands. Its pedigree is exclusive, because it stems from the collection of Louis II, Prince of Monaco. The coin is historically important, because it represents numismatic evidence of the administrative structures of Napoleon’s empire, which originated in the French Revolution. And last but not least, the coin is in perfect condition. The appraisal for this icon of the early rule of Napoleon is 125,000 euros. But of course, the Berlin auction will also offer many rarities estimated in the three-digit region.
One example is an unsigned silver medal from 1900. It commemorates the German campaign in China to fight the so called “Boxers”. This piece is rare and also historically important: it recalls one of the most famous incidents of the inglorious German colonial history. Of course the medal is in perfect condition. This rarity is estimated at 600 euros, but the final hammer price is expected to be higher.
Especially collectors of pre-1871 Germany will be happy to find many gorgeous talers and exceptionally rare multiple ducats. This time the emphasis is placed on Prussia and Saxony. But there will be also other pieces from different regions, which have not been seen on the market in quite a time. There are almost 400 pre-1871 lots that will be auctioned off. They will be followed by 60 lots from the Holy Roman Empire. Here too, many rarities will be sold that collectors dream about. At this point we would like to advise you of our fantastic lots of Austrian estate coins. They range from the prince of Auersberg to the counts of Schlick. The assortment is plentiful and the pieces for sale are rare and consistently extremely fine and better.
Did we mention yet, that the collector of foreign and overseas coins will also be offered a lot? There will be, once again, many interesting pieces from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. But it is mostly France, which stands out. But also collectors of US coins should study the catalogue thoroughly. There are about 30 lots to go over the auction block. Among them are rarities such as a Lovelace token and many mintings from the gold mines of California.
Last but not least, it’s time to take a look at the Russian coins under which there are of course many rarities. We will limit this overview to three magnificent pieces: a very rare 1706 grivennik of Peter the Great, which was minted at the Kadashevsky Moscow mint, a truly rare ruble of Czarina Elizabeth from 1757 from St. Petersburg and a gold medal commemorating the crowning of Czar Paul I in Moscow, also very rare.
Viewing of Berlin Auction 271
Viewing in Osnabrück
Nobbenburger Straße 4a
On view by prior appointment
January 4-29, 2016
Viewing in Berlin
February 2-3, 2016:
Viewing hours: 10 am to 6 pm
February 4th, 2016:
Estrel Hotel Berlin – Hall C
Viewing hours: 10 am to 6 pm
Sending Bids by Fax, Phone and Email
While online bidding is always available we also gladly accept your bids by:
Phone: +49 541 96202 0
Fax: +49 541 96202 22
Email: [email protected]
The likelihood of errors increases if we receive your bid only shortly before the auction. Therefore, we recommend sending in your bids as early as possible.
Best regards from Osnabrück,
Your Künker team
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