The Künker Spring Auction Sales took place in the middle of rise of the worldwide corona crisis. The concern was enormous: how would the collectors react? In brief: the mood was positive and participation was high overall. For the more than 6,500 lots, Künker realized over 10 million euros surpassing the estimate for the sales that had been set at around 6.7 million euros.
In Auction XIX, 1,083 lots went under the hammer, resulting in total sales across the two days of £3,362,830 being achieved. Any lots that did not already sell in the auction are available to purchase at fixed prices on the recently created shop page on the Roma Numismatics website.
Although moved to Santa Ana the “Baltimore auctions” of Stack’s Bowers Galleries were record-setting: in total, the Brent Pogue Collection realized $131,298,560 after Part VI and VII, consisting of masterpieces of US coins and paper money, was now sold.
One highlight at Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC sale was a stunning 1692 5 Guineas from Great Britain graded NGC MS-62 that realized $312,000. Specialized collections like the Kyle Ponterio Collection of Countermarked issues were also in the center of attention.
Heritage’s World & Ancient Coins January 2020 sales have surpassed $17m with a world auction record for a “Una and the Lion” selling for $690,000. The U.S. coins sales were led by a $2,160,000 bid for a 1927-D Double Eagle, the rarest regular-issue of a 20th century American coin.
With the likes of the famous Brutus Denarius, and the only gold coin with a portrait of Charlemagne, CNGs Triton auction at the New York International Numismatic Convention offered great rarities and famous collections that altogether realized over $13 Million.