The catalogue of the Opitz collection has been published. The six-volume work comprises exactly 3,577 pages with more than 6,000 objects, which were collected by Rainer Opitz in about 40 years on the subject of “Reformatio in Nummis”.
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.
The cover coin of the Künker catalog for auction 324 is a Venetian off-metal strike in gold weighing 12 zecchini of doge Alvise IV Mocenigo. He was the seventh and last doge of the Mocenigo family. Through the extensive Venice collection, which will be auctioned at Künker in June 2019, we will recount why the Mocenigo family produced so many doges.
Auction house Künker will be offering a collection of French coins in auction 323 on 26 June 2019. This collection gives a perfect overview of French coin history. The first of two films tells the history of French coins from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
On 27 September, 2012, the mayor of Berlin inaugurated the new Rathaus Bridge. It is already the sixth bridge in this historic location. An extremely rare gold medal commemorates the first stone bridge that was erected at the same place. On 27 June, 2019, the item is auctioned off at Künker in Osnabrück.
Few people have had such a lasting impact on post-war coin trade in Germany like Fritz Rudolf Künker. Starting out as a one-man business, Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG would grow into one of the largest numismatic companies in the world. On 21 May 2019, “K1” is turning 70. Ursula Kampmann is honoring him with the following text.
Ute Wartenberg-Kagan offers her congratulations on the occasion of Fritz Rudolf Künker’s birthday. She acknowledges him as the person that has done most on an international level to restore the tradition of the German scholar-dealer that World War II interrupted.
In an official celebration, Ulrich Künker returned an unpublished specimen of the golden so-called “Alchemistentaler” to the Klassik Stiftung Weimar. The coin had been stolen in 1945. The auction house Künker bore all costs incurred in the restitution of the rare piece.
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