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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 4, January 23, 2022, Article 28

KÜNKER SALE 360: COLLECTION OF A CONNOISSEUR

Here's the press release for Künker's upcoming Auction 360. -Editor

Künker Presents the Collection of a Connoisseur

On 1 and 2 February 2022, Künker will hold its auction 360 as an eLive Premium Auction. It contains German coins and medals of top quality – with estimates from the two- to the four-digit range.

Although a coin has to fetch a six-digit result to make headlines in the daily press these days, the following statement still holds true: you do not need a lot of money to take pleasure in collecting coins. Künker's eLive Premium Auction 360 proves it. Estimates for highly interesting coins of perfect quality start at only 10 euros. Especially lovers of interesting fractional coins of the 18th and 19th centuries will find what they are looking for in this auction, even though there are obviously a lot of other treasures among the wide offer. It ranges from perfectly preserved coins from the Middle Ages to interesting talers and fractional pieces of the Holy Roman Empire to coins of the German Empire.

Medieval Coins from Europe
The auction starts with an interesting offer of medieval coins from Europe. The very first lot is extremely rare: a denarius by Pepin the Short, minted between 752 and 768 in Saint-Cirgues de Clermont-Ferrand. Via coins of Charlemagne, Edward the Confessor and the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick II, we move on to German bracteates with a focus on the area of Lake Constance, although iconic issues from Brandenburg, Halberstadt or Quedlinburg may obviously not be omitted either.

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No. 1001: Carolingians. Pepin the Short, 752-768. Denarius, Saint-Cirgues de Clermont-Ferrand. Extremely rare. Very fine +. Estimate: 5,000 euros

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No. 1047: Brandenburg. Albert the Bear, 1134-1157. Bracteate. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 1,500 euros

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No. 1086: Überlingen. Bracteate, 1230-1250. Rare. Extremely fine +. Estimate: 500 euros

European Coins and Medals
Some very few European coins and medals are on offer too. Particularly interesting are the talers of the Holy Roman Empire and of the Austrian princes, some of them with exceptional patinas.

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No. 1100: Rudolf II. Double reichstaler 1604, Hall. Extremely fine. Estimate: 1,000 euros

German States
With lot No. 1146 we have already arrived at the section of the German States, the main focus of this collection. No matter which field you are interested in – you will find fascinating objects among the more than 700 lots. Geographic focal points were laid on Baden, Bavaria, Brandenburg-Prussia, Brunswick, Saxony and cities in Southern Germany such as Augsburg, Nuremberg and Regensburg.

Particularly interesting is the abundance of small change in silver and bronze, all of which were gathered by the collector in perfect quality. But there is also a rich and interesting offer for lovers of taler-sized pieces with many coins that were issued for special occasions.

Browsing through the catalog, you will see with how much love and care the collector chose the pieces. Each and every one stands out – either due to its rarity, its historical importance or its beautiful patina. However, they have one thing in common: their perfect quality, showcasing the entire beauty of the engravings – even on the smallest coins.

The selection of pieces presented in this preview is subjective. However, we can say objectively: every coin in this collection will be a gain for the new collection it will become part of.

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No. 1158: Augsburg. Double reichstaler 1740. Very rare. About FDC. Estimate: 3,000 euros

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No. 1383: Hannover. George V, 1851-1866. 1/6 taler 1859. About FDC. Estimate: 50 euros

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No. 1407: Frankfurt. Kreuzer 1773. About FDC. Estimate: 20 euros

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No. 1487: Königsegg-Rothenfels. Franz Hugo, 1737-1771, and his brothers. Reichstaler 1759. About FDC. Estimate: 4,000 euros

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No. 1540: Nuremberg. Reichstaler 1711. Very rare. About FDC (proof like). Estimate: 6,000 euros

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No. 1603: Reuss-Schleiz. Ku-Pfennig 1847. About FDC. Estimate: 100 euros

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No. 1688: Saxe-Saalfeld Johann Ernst VIII. Reichstaler 1727, Saalfeld. Very rare. About FDC. Estimate: 6,000 euros

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No. 1743: Schleswig-Holstein. Lieutenancy, 1848-1851. Ku-Sechsling 1850, Altona. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 30 euros

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No. 1800: Württemberg. Charles. Double reichstaler 1869. Beautiful patina. Proof. Estimate: 1,500 euros No. 1843: Hamburg. 3 marks 1909. Proof. Estimate: 200 euros

To order a catalogue contact Künker, Nobbenburger Straße 4a, 49076 Osnabrück; phone: +49 541 962020, fax: +49 541 9620222; or via e-mail: service@kuenker.de. You can access the auction catalogs online at www.kuenker.de. If you want to submit your bid from your computer at home, please remember to register for this service in good time.

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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