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The Gold Standard: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

The Gold Standard Part 1: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

Why Cambodia Became a French Protectorate

A great deal of injustice was done when the European powers divided the world between them. This wasn’t just because the Europeans had superior weapons, but also because of the way they exploited local conflicts, as in the case of King Norodom I of Cambodia.

Agrippina: Ruthless Murderess or Role Model?

Agrippina was the sister, wife and mother of an emperor and was held in high regard by the Roman people. Despite this, there are few women in the history of the Roman Empire with as terrible a reputation as hers. But is that reputation justified? We investigate with the help of coins from the Künker Auction 341.

What Can Be Seen on Euro Coins: The Brandenburg Gate Part 2

It took a long time for the Brandenburg Gate to be featured on German 10, 20 and 50 cent coins. There is simply no better symbol to remind of the reunification of East and West Germany after the Iron Curtain came down.

What Can Be Seen on Euro Coins: The Brandenburg Gate Part 1

Every motif on euro coins represents a country’s national identity. It took a long time for the Brandenburg Gate to be featured on German 10, 20 and 50 cent coins. At the beginning, the monument was extremely controversial, the architect was even mocked for it.

The Hunting Pleasures of the Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt

Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, went down in history as the Hunting Landgrave. With the help of coins that were sold in Künker’s Auction 327, you can learn his story and why he is wronged when derogatorily called simply the Hunting Landgrave.

The French Second Republic and a Coin Contest

When the French people had chased away Citizen King Louis Philippe und founded the Second Republic, they were looking for new coin designs for their new republic. The most talented artists of the time submitted design proposals. Auction house Künker presents in its auction 337 on 25 June 2020 a series of these patterns.

Caught Between all Stools: Simon V of Lippe

From 22 to 26 June 2020, the Summer Auction Sales 337-338 take place in Osnabrück. In this article, we will introduce you to one of the pieces from the upcoming auctions: a guldengroschen of 1528, minted on behalf of Simon V of Lippe, who had just become count.

Johann Adolf of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf and His Portugalesers

Originally, later-born son Johann Adolf was supposed to become Bishop of Bremen and Lübeck, but when his two brothers died, he had to fight for the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein. Minting portugalesers was part of the diplomatic game. Künker will offer three of these rare portugalesers in their upcoming auction.

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