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 coins.

kunker_272Following the traditional gallery auction part of Künker Auction 272, additional lots will be auctioned off via internet only. You can look at it as a combination of traditional gallery auctions and modern internet auctions. eLive Premium auctions, just like gallery auctions, will have a catalogue in order view and read about the lots–but the auction itself will take place online.

The virtual auctioneer calls out the lot numbers. An item called will be ready to bid on until no bidder increases his or her bids. After calling out the final bid three times, the virtual auctioneer will knock down the lot for the highest bidder. Künker doesn’t have time limits or automated bidding programs. Every bidder has a fair chance to buy his or her piece of choice to a price that suits his or her orientation.

You can also send in written bidding sheets to bid on eLive Premium Auction items. But please note: we are not able to process “alternative bids” or bid featuring an overall limit.

Browsing the eLive Premium Auction catalogue, it is evident that this first eLive Premium auction will be a full success. It contains everything a collector can hope for: a comprehensive offering of most interesting coins from pre-1871 Germany, Europe and overseas, as well as an abundant Russian collection containing many rarities and medals.

But let’s start at the beginning. The numismatic voyage will take you from Aachen to Wuppertal through all of pre-1871 Germany in 1005 lots. Collectors will not only find talers and gulden, but mostly the more rare fractions, which in excellent condition are even harder to come by. Many of the pieces stem from the Ernst Otto Horn Collection. The estimates range from the two-digit to the four-digit area. Specifically worth mentioning are the many medieval bracteates which will be called out. Among them are rare pieces and coins in extraordinary condition.

But also the medal enthusiast will be served: a very interesting and multifaceted medal collection concerning the Reformation, especially its Jubilees, will be going over the auction block.

Among the 400 coins and medals from Europe and Overseas, mostly small denominations from the medieval period to the 19th century can be found. The major focus points are Denmark, France, Great Britain, Norway, Switzerland, and the United States.

786 lots of Russian coins and medals complete the catalogue. Here, too, many rare fractions in great conditions are to be found, just as numerous rubles. The connoisseur will be happy to discover a plentitude of historical medals made from different materials and in partially exceptional conditions. These medals display the great craftsmanship of the die cutters of the Czars and Czarinas.

Auction Schedule Themes and Dates:

February 9th, 2016 – Start: 6:00 pm
Lot numbers 1001 to 1704
German Coins and Medals:
Aachen – Saxony (Frederick August I)

February 10th, 2016 – Start: 6:00 pm
Lot numbers 1705 to 2419
German Coins and Medals:
Saxony (Frederick August I) – Wuppertal
Holy Roman Empire – Austria
European Coins and Medals
Coins and Medals from Overseas

February 11th, 2016 – Start: 6:00 pm
Lot numbers 2420 – 3205
Russian Coins and Medals

The catalogues may be ordered at:

Nobbenburgerstr. 4a
49 076 Osnabrück

Phone: 0541 / 96 20 20
Fax: 0541 / 96 20 222
E-mail: [email protected]

Four weeks prior to auction you will also find all auction lots online under www.kuenker.de and www.eLive-Auction.de.

In order to take part in auction from home or wherever you will be, please use your personal myKünker account. Should you not be registered yet, please do so in a timely manner before the auction commences.

Lot 1044: Germany / Anhalt-Bernburg. Victor Friedrich, 1721-1765. 1/6 taler 1758 B. Mann 627a. Extremely rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 1.000 euros

Lot 1173: Germany / Prussia. Friedrich II, 1740-1786. 2 mariengroschen 1746, ICG, Esens. Old. 244. Extremely rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 1.500 euros

Lot 1360: Germany / Frankfurt. ½ gulden 1862. AKS 17. Rare. Proof. Estimate: 600 euros

Lot 1395: Germany / Hersfeld. Heinrich IV, 1264/1267. Bracteate, Arnstadt. Very rare. Estimate: 600 euros

Lot 1400: Germany / Hesse. Friedrich II, 1760-1785. Silver medal, 1765, displaying his portrait by Jacob Abram, on the death of his aunt Maria Louise. Schütz 1538. Extremely fine. Estimate: 600 euros

Lot 1434: Germany / Jever. ½ reichstaler (Prussian?), 1798, Silberhütte. Mann 426. Only 1.000 pieces minted. Almost brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 600 euros

Lot 1609: Germany / Rottweil. Kipper-24-kreuzer 1622. Nau 17. Very rare. Extremely fine-brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 1.500 euros

Lot 1646: Germany / Oberlausitz. Sobeslaus II, 1173-1179. Bracteat, Bautzen or Görlitz. Very rare. Very fine. Estimate: 750 euros

Lot 1823: Germany / Saxony-Weimar. Carl August, 1775-1828. Silver medal 1817, by D. F. Loos, on the 300th Jubilee of the Reformation. Brozatus 1245. Extremely fine to brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 100 euros

Lot 1949: Germany / Waldeck. Georg, 1805-1812-1813. 1/24 taler (groschen) 1806. AKS 12, comment 12, var. Very rare. Almost brilliant uncirculated. Estimated: 1.000 euros

Lot 2134: Crete. Georg, 1898-1906. Ku.-2 lepta 1900 A, Paris. Divo 137a. Almost brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 50 euros

Lot 2186: Isle of Man. George III, 1760-1820. Shilling (Douglas Bank Token) 1811, Birmingham. Pridmore 48. Very rare. Almost brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 750 euros

Lot 2194: Italy / Vatican. 1st Roman Republic, 1798-1799. Scudo AN VII / 1799, Rome. Dav. 1484. Very rare. Almost brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 1.000 euros

Lot 2195: Italy / Venice. Marc Antonio Giustinian, 1684-1688. Silber medal 1685 by G. Hautsch, on the victories over the Turks. Erlanger Collection II, 2502. Very fine. Estimate: 300 euros

Lot 2340: Switzerland / Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden. Dicken, no date (1503-1548), Bellinzona. HMZ 2-941c. Very fine. Estimate: 750 euros

Lot 2386: USA. 25 cents (1/4 dollar), 1831, Philadelphia. Yeo. 2015, S. 166. Almost brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 1.500 euros

Lot 2403: USA. ½ dime 1795, Philadelphia. Yeo. 2015, S. 141. Very rare. Almost very fine. Estimate: 1.000 euros

Lot 2457: Russia, Peter I, 1682-1725. Ruble 1721, Kadashevsky Moscow mint, Diakov 1122. Extremely fine. Estimate: 1.000 euros

Lot 2506: Russia. Peter I, 1682-1725. Wearable, gold covered, oval silver medal of 1706, not signed, most likely by T. Iwanoff (later minting of the 19th century). Diakov 24.3. Very rare. Brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 750 euros

Lot 2571: Russia. Ivan III, 1740-1741. Ruble 1741, St. Petersburg. Diakov 8. Rare. Almost very fine. Estimate: 2.000 euros

Lot 2576: Russia. Elizabeth, 1741-1761. ½ ruble (poltina) 1756, Red mint Moscow. Diakov 391. Rare. Extremely fine to brilliant uncirculated. Estimate: 600 euros

Lot 2658: Russia. Peter III, 1762. Albertustaler 1753, Mannheim. Minted for Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp as Duke Karl Peter Ulrich, 1739-1762. Diakov 46. Very rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 2.000 euros

Lot 2973: Russia, Nikolaus I, 1825-1855. Silver medal of one ruble, 1841, by H. Gube, on the marriage of his son, Alexander II, to Maria of Hesse-Darmstadt. Diakov 563.2. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 3.000 euros

Lot 3063: Russia. Alexander III, 1881-1894. 10 ruble 1894, St. Petersburg. Fb. 167. Only 1.007 specimens minted. Extremely fine. Estimate: 3.000 euros
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