Cumae, 350 - 340 BC.
Height 33,6cm, ø mouth 31,2cm.
with cow horns.
Width 22cm, height 19cm, depth ca. 7cm.
Taranto, early 4th century BC.
depicted as a bearded man with luxurious curls.
Roman Imperial Period, last quarter 2nd century A.D.
Roman Imperial Period, 1st / 2nd century AD.
the bust of armed Minerva to the left supported
by two entagled snakes.
Roman Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.
with palmette below.
Length 19cm, width 8cm, height 7cm.
Roman, about 50 - 150 AD.
Cologne, 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Greenish translucent glass.
About 130 - 150 A.D.
32cm - 22 cm on a thin wavy wood panel.
1st - 3rd century A.D.
Dutch Rarities Fetch 5.2m at Künker Sale
27-28 September 2023
Lodewijk S. Beuth’s career as a collector began when he wanted to acquire some gold coins at the Schulman coin shop in the 1950s, with the end of the Second World War still a vivid memory. He wanted to purchase some gold so that he would have a small stock for emergencies. Jacques Schulman suggested that he invested in pieces of numismatic importance instead. Lodewijk Beuth was convinced by the charismatic coin dealer’s arguments, caught the numismatic bug and dreamed the dream of assembling the largest and most beautiful collection of Dutch coins of his generation. He lived up to his aspirations.
The first part of this unique collection was put on the market on 27 and 28 September 2023. Künker sold it in collaboration with Laurens Schulman B. V. in Osnabrück. It was a major event for the community of collectors of Dutch coins, many of which personally attended the auction sale. After all, it had been almost half a century since a comparable collection entered the market.
This was also reflected by the hammer prices. The total estimate had been a little over 2m euros. The total result was 5.2m euros, i.e., more than two and a half times the estimate.
There were numerous remarkable individual results. We present the ten most expensive pieces of the Beuth Collection. Many of them broke previous records. For example, according to CoinArchives, the highest result of a coin from the Kingdom of the Netherlands had been at 117,000 euros. Read on to find out about the new record.
As always, if two coins achieved the same result, the specimen with the higher increase in price compared to its estimate will receive the higher rank.
This means, the joint sale of Künker and Laurens Schulman set several records at once.
- At 200,000 euros, No. 3465 – the 1867 double ducat – is the new front runner as the most expensive coin of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
- At 120,000, No. 3325 – the cent pattern of 1817 – holds the new record as the most expensive base metal coin of the Netherlands.
- And also at 120,000 euros, No. 3302 – the silver pattern of 10 cents (Dubbeltje) from 1818 – is now the most expensive pattern from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. However, its result is only marginally higher than that of the former record-holder, which was sold in 2020 for USD130,000 (= 116,974 euros).
We used CoinArchives as the basis for this review.
The Most Expensive Dutch Coin
There can be no doubt, the most expensive Dutch coin is still the eightfold rose noble from Campen, sold by Künker in 2022 in the context of the Salton Collection at a hammer price of 700,000 euros.
Although we only presented high-priced coins in this auction review, there were many pieces in both sales that any collector could have afforded. See for yourself and check out the results in detail.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Künker, Nobbenburger Str. 4a, 49076 Osnabrück; phone: +49 541 / 962020 or via e-mail.