The pre-sale estimate of the four summer auctions rose from 5.7 million euros to a total price realized at 8.3 million euros. The splendid specialized collections in particular allured more than 2,000 national and international bidders, 300 of which were present at the auction.
Elite private collections of the finest U.S. coins known to exist powered Heritage Auctions’ Long Beach Expo events in June 2018 to $18.1 million. During the show a unique 1792 Washington President gold eagle was unveiled in first public pre-auction showing since 1890.
Stephen Album Rare Coins’ Auction 31 in May 2018 did not have ‘big ticket items’ as the auction house stated. But nevertheless bidding was strong because collectors could find numerous interesting pieces for their collections, especially from South-East Asia.
A unique, early American regulated $15 gold coin marked by Boston goldsmith Joseph Edwards, Jr. drew intense bidding during Daniel Frank Sedwick’s Treasure Auction 23, held online May 15-16, 2018. Overall, the auction featured 2,001 lots and realized $1.65 million.
More than 3,000 bidders with 400 present in Osnabrück: Künker’s spring auctions were a full success. The 6,700 lots rose from a total estimate of 7.3 M to 11 M euros. The gold coins of Mecklenburg and Lübeck were particularly sought-after, as well as the coins of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.
On 7 February, 2018, R. & A. Poinsignon offered 192 lots from the Bongard Collection. This outstanding event presented arguably one of the most important collections of Celtic coins of the past decades with a world record for Celtic bronze according to the auctioneer.