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Numismatic Literature at Solidus

In addition to bibliophile rarities, there are standard works on Numismatics from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Modern Times as well as on general Numismatics. There are also commemorative publications, specialist journals and numerous auction catalogs. Coin graphics and works on archeology and history are also represented. Particularly noteworthy this time are the numerous books from the Reinhold Jordan and Ursula Kampmann libraries.

You can already place pre-bids for the books on the auction platform Auex – all lots are illustrated and described in detail. A printed catalog will also be published in the run-up to the auction, which can be requested from Solidus. The live auction starts on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CET.

Some highlights of the Auction:

Lot 77: Rasche, J.C.: Lexicon Universae Rei Numariae Veterum Et Praecipue Graecorum Ac Romanorum. Leipzig 1785-1805. Estimate: 3,750 EUR.

Bibliophile Literature

The beginning of the auction is dedicated to 106 bibliophile works. Among those is the 13-volume Lexicon Universae Rei Numariae Veterum Et Praecipue Graecorum Ac Romanorum by J.C. Rasche, an eye-catching, extremely rarely offered work, especially complete and in this condition. In addition, there is an abundance of rare works of great interest for the history of coins – a number of ex-libris again tell the story of the books and their previous owners (e.g. lot 92).

In the “General Numismatics” section that follows, you will find a number of standard numismatic works at moderate estimated prices.

Lot 420: Collection of works of the author de Saulcy. Paris 1864-1867. Estimate: 100 EUR.

Literature on Ancient Numismatics

In the area of ancient Numismatics, the collector will find numerous standard works and, with 338 lots a large selection for lovers of ancient coins.

Lot 1007: Neumann, J.: Beschreibung der bekanntesten Kupfermünzen (Description of the most famous copper coins). 6 volumes. Prague 1858-1872. Estimate: 700 EUR.

Middle Ages and Modern Times

The largest block is the numismatic literature of the Middle Ages and Modern Times with almost 800 lots. Here, too, it is worth taking a look at the large selection of numerous magnificent editions and rare works – including numerous books on medals.

Lot 1305: Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Mint. Volumes 15-107 from 1884-1977. Estimate: 1,000 EUR.


As in previous auctions, the numismatic journals are a real treasure trove: a spectrum of older issues such as the Berliner Blätter für Münz-, Siegel- und Wappenkunde or the Blätter für Münzfreunde, as well as more recent editions, such as the Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau or the Hamburger Beiträge zur Numismatik.

Auction Catalogs

The earliest auction catalog dates from 1791. There are also numerous highlights to be noted in this section: from the time before 1945 e. g. by Cahn, Hamburger, Hess, Hirsch, Helbing, Riechmann, Rosenberg, Sotheby’s and some auction catalogs from the period after 1945 with partly complete series. With almost 600 lots, a huge selection!

The auction closes with a small selection of books on Archeology and History, as well as some coin graphics. All in all, the Solidus literature auction is again an excellent opportunity to expand and supplement your own library.

You can submit your bids before the auction – or during the live auction, where you can bid on the lots in real time, similar to a floor auction, and thus actively influence the auction process. The live auction starts on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CET. Please register by Friday, December 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. CET

You access the literature auction via Auex, Sixbid, or you can download the PDF-catalogue.

More information about the auction house can be found on the website of Solidus Numismatik.