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The E-Sylum: Volume 26, Number 35, August 27, 2023, Article 16


Here's the second part of the press release detailing highlights of Künker's four auction sales in September.. -Editor

Hesse and the Hessian Territory: The Dr. Hans-Jürgen Loos Collection
On the afternoon of 26 September 2023, the second part of the extensive collection of Dr. Hans-Jürgen Loos will be on offer. It contains coins from Hesse and the Hessian territory. The Loos Collection includes a total of about 1,400 pieces, the first part of which has already been sold rather successfully last year as auction catalog 374. At the time, a broad double reichstaler from the Landgraviate of Hesse-Marburg fetched a hammer price of 65,000 euros. The reason for this was its great rarity. Only a single other specimen is known of. Since the second part of the collection also contains many extremely rare pieces, we are looking forward to many interested collectors.

Dr. Hans-Jürgen Loos was actually an economist. He was responsible for the accounting of the large business group Metallgesellschaft AG. To wind down in his free time, he studied Hessian history and numismatics. He was so enthusiastic about the topic that he returned to university as a retiree and started studying history. This passion is also evident from his collection. He wanted to document the historical development of the Hessian territories. Therefore, he paid particular attention to expressive pieces with unusual depictions. That is why his collection is so attractive.

Are you interested in Hesse? Then you should look forward to the second and last part of the Loos Collection with issues from the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt, the Landgraviate of Hesse-Homburg, the County of Erbach, the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Imperial Castle of Friedberg, the County of Isenburg as well as the Nassau and Stolberg territories.

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No. 2028: Hesse-Darmstadt. Ernest Louis, 1678-1739. 1715 reichstaler, Darmstadt. Extremely rare, probably the only specimen in private possession. About extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

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No. 2171: Erbach. George Louis, 1647-1693. 60 kreuzers (gulden), 1675, Breuberg. Spruchgulden (motto gulden). Extremely rare. Very fine. Estimate: 4,000 euros

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No. 2249: Frankfurt. 1620 broad double reichstaler. Extremely rare. Very fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

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No. 2484: Friedberg. Johann Eberhard von Kronberg, 1577-1617. 1593 double reichstaler, Friedberg. Probably unique. Minor traces of mounting. Very fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros

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No. 2519: Isenburg. Carl Frederick, 1806-1815. 2 ducats 1811, Frankfurt am Main. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

Coins of the Netherlands and the Dutch Overseas Territories since 1795: The Lodewijk S. Beuth Collection, Part 1
Actually, Lodewijk Beuth only wanted to buy a little gold for emergencies when he set foot in Jacques Schulman's coin shop in Amsterdam's Keizersgracht for the first time in 1950. But Schulman convinced him to also purchase a few coins of historical interest. And this is how Lodewijk Beuth was bitten by the numismatic bug. He aimed to assemble the best collection of Dutch coins, both in terms of coin types and quality. And those who page through Künker's auction catalog 393 cannot help but confirm that he achieved this. Beuth was successful in obtaining high-quality specimens from all years of many coin types and, moreover, also found the corresponding patterns. To this end, he participated in outstanding auction sales. To mention just one example, he purchased almost 30 rarities from the collection of the Egyptian King Farouk, auctioned off in 1954! The collector, who passed away in 1982, was lucky enough to collect in an era when many collections that are famous to this day entered the market. His son Hein filled some gaps, which is why it is not a stretch to say that Künker, in collaboration with the Laurens Schulman coin shop, presents in catalog 393 the most extensive and most beautiful collection of Dutch coins that has entered the market since 1988.

Part 1 of the Beuth Collection contains issues minted after the founding of the Batavian Republic in 1795. Particularly remarkable about this part of the collection are the many extremely rare patterns, which can hardly ever be found in the market. They are not only from the Farouk Collection but from the estate of J.C.P.E. Menso, whose impressive collection was sold by Jacques Schulman in 1958. This means that many coins that are depicted in this catalog have not been offered for decades.

If you collect Dutch coins, save the date on 27 and 28 September 2023. This auction will be an outstanding event for Dutch numismatics!

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No. 3002: Netherlands / Batavian Republic. 2 ducats 1802, Dordrecht. Extremely rare. About FDC. Estimate: 10,000 euros

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No. 3111: Netherlands / Louis Napoleon, 1806-1810. 20 guldens 1808, Utrecht. Extremely rare. About FDC. Estimate: 40,000 euros

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No. 3232: Netherlands / William I, 1813-1840. 1815 pattern for the silver ducat (reichstaler), Utrecht, minted for the trade with countries on the Baltic Sea. Silver. Only 12 specimens minted. First strike. About FDC. Estimate: 30,000 euros

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No. 3395: Netherlands / William II 1840-1849. 20 guldens 1848, Utrecht Dubbele Negotiepenning. Pattern without denomination but with indication of weight and gold content. Only 94 specimens minted. Proof. Estimate: 25,000 euros

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No. 3465: Netherlands / William III 1849-1890. 2 ducats 1867, Utrecht. Only 8 specimens are known of. Proof. Estimate: 40,000 euros

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No. 3524: Netherlands / William III 1849-1890. 1 gulden (100 cents) 1867, Utrecht, minted for the world's fair in Paris. Only a few specimens known! Not in the Dutch National Numismatic Collection (NNC). Proof. Estimate: 50,000 euros

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No. 3696: Netherlands / Wilhelmina, 1890-1948. 2 ½ guldens 1898, Utrecht. Silver pattern with altered edge inscription. Unique? Proof, minimally worn. Estimate: 50,000 euros

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