Wednesday, 21.08.2019

Review

Künker, D-Osnabrück

The lots of the Künker summer auctions 2019 generated €7.5 million, the estimate was €5.1 million. The hammer prices ranged from €20 to €190,000. We present the top ten and, in addition, a coin that is just as fascinating and that every pupil could have bought with his pocket money.

Goldberg Auctioneer, USA-Long Beach (CA)

Goldberg Auctioneer sold the second part of rare ancient Judaean coins from the Moussaieff Collection. Among the over 200 coins the very first Second Revolt coin in superb extremely fine condition brought the highest result: $77,500.

Stephen Album Rare Coins, USA-Santa Rosa (CA)

At Stephen Album’s the vintage Chinese section sold particularly well, with 98% of those lots selling. A large nazarana gold mohur sold for $71,400.

Dix Noonan Webb, GB-London

A very rare Roman gold coin by emperor Allectus, discovered in a newly ploughed field in Kent, sold for £552,000 at an auction held by Dix Noonan Webb. It was estimated to fetch £70,000-100,000.

SINCONA AG

SINCONA sold 3,350 lots for a total price of over CHF 7.2 millions. The US Rarities – Gold, Silver and Copper Coins Collection nearly doubled its estimate selling for more than CHF 2 millions.

Dr. Busso Peus Nachf., D-Frankfurt

In their May auction Peus offered several collections with great success: Celts, Mecklenburg, and the important Theobald Seitz Collection of medieval Meissen bracteates. German imperial coins were highly contested, too.

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, HK-Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio have announced the results of their Spring Hong Kong Auction shows 2019. Total prices summed up to $6,969,395. Top lot was a Chinese 2 Yuan Proof banknote sold for $240,000.

Cayón Numismática, E-Madrid

Cayón Subastas held another auction “out of the order” in Madrid, Spain, on 20 February 2019 featuring general Spanish coins and special collections. Some items saw spectacular results like a Carlos III 8 reales 1789/8 estimated at 400 euros sold for 6,120 euros.

Künker, D-Osnabrück

11-15.3.2019 – Auctions 318-321 – More than 2,500 bidders took part in Künker’s four spring auctions where about 6,900 lots were auctioned off. Collectors and dealers significantly topped the estimate of 5.9 million euros with sales worth 9 million euros, thanks to, amongst others, a 6-ducat coin from Regensburg with a detailed view of the city, which came in at 240,000 euros.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, USA-Baltimore (MD)

27.2.-5.3.2019 - Official Whitman Spring Expo Auction - The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Spring Expo from February 27 to March 5 realized $20,848,000 in overall prices. Headlined by the Fairmont, Greenway, and Twin Leaf collections, the sessions were full of US rarities.
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