On 21 January 2021, a new record price was set by a Brasher Doubloon. At 7.69m euros, it is currently the world’s most expensive coin. We explain why someone invested so much money into this 1787 coin.
On 28th January 2021, a Künker auction presents a 10-ruble piece from 1757 whose die was created by the Genevan medalist Jacques-Antoine Dassier. But this is not the only special thing about it: A small collector’s hallmark proves it once belonged to the Hutten-Czapski collection.
While others ruined themselves with enormous buildings, Ernst III was one of the beneficiaries of early absolutism. He supplied others with the material needed for construction and metalworking. On 28 January 2021, auction house Künker offers a 10fold ducat of this enterprising count.
On 28th January 2021 auction house Künker offers selected lösers from the Popken Collection. One of them gives us a clue as to what lösers may have been used for. We learn from a book that this coin was distributed as a gift of honour to the princely attendees of the funeral of John Frederick of Brunswick-Calenberg.
Der Grafiker Daniel Voshart hat den römischen Kaisern ein frisches Gesicht gegeben. Mit modernster Computertechnik und Photoshop hat er realistische Porträts von 54 Cäsaren entwickelt. Dabei halfen ihm Münzen und antike Texte – und ein Profi-Wrestler …
To possess the first emperors of Rome, the Twelve Caesars, in gold has been the dream of many collectors for centuries. David Michaels gives you a guide to assembling this highly coveted golden set. And CNG’s Triton Auction will be an ideal starting resp. arrival point.
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