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Happy 70th Birthday – In Honor of Fritz Rudolf Künker

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.

The ANS offers its congratulations on Fritz Rudolf Künker’s birthday

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.

Künker, D-Osnabrück

About 4,000 lots will be offered in Künker’s Summer Auctions: Specialized collections of bracteates, French and Polish coins and medals, coins of the Middle Rhine from the Link Collection, Günter Westphal’s collection of Solms, a series of Venetian coins and much more.

Alchemical Gold Coin Back in Weimar

In an official celebration, Ulrich Künker returned an unpublished specimen of the golden so-called “Alchemistentaler” to the Klassik Stiftung Weimar.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.

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.

Gold from German Rivers

In the 18th and 19th centuries many rulers were proud to have their gold coins minted from local precious metal, especially when the gold came from their rivers. A film shows wonderful specimens from Künker’s Spring auction 321 and explains the historical background.

Künker, D-Osnabrück

11.-15.03.2019 - Auktionen 318-321 - From 11 to 15 March 2019 Auction house Künker will be offering many special collections and rarities from various fields of numismatic interest. Watch the highlights of Künker’s Spring Auction in these films.

The first coronation of a German Emperor in Frankfurt

The coronation of Maximilian II in Frankfurt set the tone for a period of religious peace in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation: The pragmatic politician was willing to break new ground, including for his own coronation.
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