The coin trade is booming thanks to Covid. That has also an impact on the prices of coins from the German Empire and the Weimar Republic. In Heidelberger Münzhandlung Grün’s auction 81 & 82, pieces of outstanding quality achieved results that had previously been unheard of – and set new records.
In this section, we present auctions that have set several price records at once. Let’s start off with the auction of the Paramount Collection by Heritage Auctions. The large gold coins made for lots of new records. The auction was held from 25 to 27 March 2021 in Dallas. The 701 lots consisted almost exclusively of large gold coins, international and ancient – the US coins had already been auctioned before.
There are many rare and at the same time incredibly beautiful rarities and patterns among British coins that are always sold for high sums. Today we present the 10 British coins that realised the highest results. As always, only the most expensive specimen of every coin type is shown in the list to avoid repetitions.
Watch out for change: the commemorative 50 pence coins circulating in Great Britain are an extremely popular field of collection and sometimes worth a small fortune. Just think of the great excitement about the Hastings coin in the summer of 2020 or the murder in which 50p coins featuring Beatrix Potter’s characters played a role. Today we present the rarest specimens in circulation according to the Royal Mint.
Legal Tender Notes, Treasury Notes, Federal Reserve Notes, Silver and Gold Certificates: Today in our record section, we present the 10 most expensive US banknotes auctioned in 2020.
Today in our record section, we present the 10 most expensive US coins auctioned in 2020. European collectors are often surprised at the horrendous prices that can be achieved for US coins, which to them seem quite unspectacular – but when rarity and high demand come together…
“To what crime do you not drive the hearts of men, accursed hunger for gold?”, old Virgil once wrote. This time, our record section presents the ten most expensive ancient gold coins and gold medallions sold at auction.
Today, our record section deals with the years between 1871 and 1918, and thus with the still highly popular field of collection among German collectors: we present the 10 most expensive coins of the German Empire sold at auction.
Today, in our record section we go back to the beginning of coinage and present the ten most expensive electrum coins. There are still many mysteries revolving around these pieces made from an alloy of gold and silver – however, their beauty and aura are undeniable.
Today, our record section presents the most expensive double talers of the Holy Roman Empire. We have never seen such a neck-and-neck race as there is in this category: the ten most expensive pieces are spread over no more than three places…
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