Starting price: $7.500Annam: Thieu Tri gold "Heaven and Earth"
2 Tien ND (1841-1847) MS63 NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730001
Starting price: $5.000Annam: Bao Dai gold "Kim Bài"
Decoration Set ND (1936) AU
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730002
Starting price: $10.000China: Kwangsi. Kuang-hsü copper Specimen
Pattern 10 Cash ND 1905 SP63 Brown PCGS
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730056
Starting price: $40.000China: Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver Pattern
"Plumed Hat - Hat Touches Rim"
Medallic Dollar ND (1916) AU58 NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730088
Starting price: $10.000China: Republic Yuan Shih-kai Dollar Year 8
(1919) MS65+ NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730092
Starting price: $50.000China: Republic Tsao Kun gold Dollar ND
(1923) MS62 NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730098
Starting price: $40.000China: Republic Sun Yat-sen silver Specimen British Pattern
"Junk" Dollar Year 18 (1929) SP64 PCGS
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730106
Starting price: $340.000China: People's Republic gold Proof "Seismography"
2000 Yuan (1 Kilo) 1992 PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730126
Starting price: $12.500Great Britain: William IV Proof Crown
1831 PR65 Cameo NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730160
Starting price: $2.500Netherlands: Zeeland. Provincial Piefort Ducaton
(Silver Rider) 1666 MS62 PCGS
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730181
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Total Result of Künker’s Fall Auction Sales: 13.4m Euros

Künker

Auktion 391-394

Coins

25-29 September 2023

D-Osnabrück

Künker’s Fall Auction Sales are traditionally particularly large-scale. In 2023, the Osnabrück-based auction house in fact needed to divide the material into two parts. The first part comprised coins and medals from medieval and modern times, and was auctioned off in the last week of September. Numerous special collections were offered at the event. We present the most spectacular results in this auction review.

First of all, you may be pleased  that German coins are still comparatively affordable. We present the three most expensive pieces of the Memmesheimer Collection of Trier issues and the Loos Collection with coins of the Hessian region. We continue with some spectacular results from the first part of the Beuth Collection offered in cooperation with the Laurens Schulman coin shop. As many as three record prices were achieved here. We conclude our presentation with the most expensive coins of the entire auction week.

The Prof. Alois Memmesheimer Collection: Trier

The good news first: compared to other areas of numismatics, German coins and medals have remained relatively affordable, especially for collectors who are more interested in rarity than phenomenal quality. Even the three most expensive coins of the Trier Collection remained in the four and lower five-digit range.

3rd Place:

No. 5273. Trier. Karl Kaspar von der Leyen, 1652-1676. 1657 reichstaler, Koblenz. Yield of the Vilmar mines. Very rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 10,000 euros. Hammer price: 8,500 euros.

No. 5273. Trier. Karl Kaspar von der Leyen, 1652-1676. 1657 reichstaler, Koblenz. Yield of the Vilmar mines. Very rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 10,000 euros. Hammer price: 8,500 euros.

2nd Place:

No. 5272. Trier. Lothar von Metternich, 1599-1623. Double 1617 reichstalerklippe, Koblenz. Yield of the Vilmar mines. Very rare. Very fine. Estimate: 10,000 euros. Hammer price: 12,000 euros.

No. 5272. Trier. Lothar von Metternich, 1599-1623. Double 1617 reichstalerklippe, Koblenz. Yield of the Vilmar mines. Very rare. Very fine. Estimate: 10,000 euros. Hammer price: 12,000 euros.

1st Place:

No. 5270. Trier. Lothar von Metternich, 1599-1623. 1607 reichstaler, Trier. Extremely rare. Estimate: 15,000 euros. Hammer price: 22,000 euros.

No. 5270. Trier. Lothar von Metternich, 1599-1623. 1607 reichstaler, Trier. Extremely rare. Estimate: 15,000 euros. Hammer price: 22,000 euros.

The Loos Collection: Coins of the Hessian Region:

The Loos Collection of coins of the Hessian region offered numerous exceptional lots in taler size. Especially pieces that are rare and of numismatic importance fetched excellent results.

Total hammer prices for catalog 392 exceeded the estimate by 85%. This was also the exact average increase rate of the auction as a whole. We present you four impressive pieces, all of them either unique/the only specimen in private possession, or double talers/the first taler issued by the important minting authority of Frankfurt.

4th Place:

3rd Place:

No. 2028. Hesse-Darmstadt. Ernest Louis, 1678-1739. 1715 reichstaler, Darmstadt. Probably the only specimen in private possession. About extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros. Hammer price: 26,000 euros.

No. 2028. Hesse-Darmstadt. Ernest Louis, 1678-1739. 1715 reichstaler, Darmstadt. Probably the only specimen in private possession. About extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros. Hammer price: 26,000 euros.

2nd Place:

No. 2215. Frankfurt. Taler n.d. (1547). The oldest taler of the city of Frankfurt. Extremely rare. From the Vogel Collection, Hess auction 188 (1927), No. 2638. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros. Hammer price: 40,000 euros.

No. 2215. Frankfurt. Taler n.d. (1547). The oldest taler of the city of Frankfurt. Extremely rare. From the Vogel Collection, Hess auction 188 (1927), No. 2638. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros. Hammer price: 40,000 euros.

1st Place:

No. 2484. Friedberg. Johann Eberhard von Kronberg, 1577-1617. 1593 double reichstaler, Friedberg. Probably unique. From the Fleischel Collection, Cahn auction 23 (1909), No. 376. Minor traces of mounting. Very fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros. Hammer price: 42,000 euros.

No. 2484. Friedberg. Johann Eberhard von Kronberg, 1577-1617. 1593 double reichstaler, Friedberg. Probably unique. From the Fleischel Collection, Cahn auction 23 (1909), No. 376. Minor traces of mounting. Very fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros. Hammer price: 42,000 euros.

The Lodewijk S. Beuth Collection: Coins of the Netherlands

The Lodewijk S. Beuth Collection, auctioned off by Künker in collaboration with coin shop Laurens Schulman B. V., represents the most extensive and finest collection of Dutch coins which has become available on the market for almost half a century. The prices reached in the auction of the first part reflect this. Ten lots fetched six-digit hammer prices. We present all of them in a separate auction review. A further 88 lots fetched hammer prices in the five-digit range. The total estimate had been marginally in excess of 2m euros. The total result was 5.2m euros, i.e. more than two and a half times the estimate.

Several records were set during the auction. This included the most expensive coin of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to date, sold at a hammer price of 200,000 euros. At 120,000 euros, an 1818 silver pattern of the 10-cent piece (Dubbeltje) became the most expensive pattern of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The most expensive base metal coin of the Netherlands is a cent pattern of 1817, which was also sold for 120,000 euros.

We used CoinArchives as a basis for these records.

The most expensive coin of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

No. 3465. William III, 1849-1890. 2 ducats, 1867, Utrecht. Only 8 specimens are known of. Purchased in 1985 from Jacques Schulman. Estimate: 40,000 euros. Hammer price: 200,000 euros.

No. 3465. William III, 1849-1890. 2 ducats, 1867, Utrecht. Only 8 specimens are known of. Purchased in 1985 from Jacques Schulman. Estimate: 40,000 euros. Hammer price: 200,000 euros.

The most expensive pattern of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

No. 3302. William I, 1813-1840. Silver pattern of 10 cents (Dubbeltje), 1818, Utrecht. Only 60 specimens minted. Purchased in 1954 from the Menso Collection. Proof. Estimate: 25,000 euros. Hammer price: 120,000 euros.

No. 3302. William I, 1813-1840. Silver pattern of 10 cents (Dubbeltje), 1818, Utrecht. Only 60 specimens minted. Purchased in 1954 from the Menso Collection. Proof. Estimate: 25,000 euros. Hammer price: 120,000 euros.

The most expensive base-metal coin of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

No. 3325. William I, 1813-1840. Copper pattern for the cent, 1817, Utrecht. Only a few specimens minted. Purchased in 1998 from the van der Wiel Collection. First strike, about FDC. Estimate: 25,000 euros. Hammer price: 120,000 euros.

No. 3325. William I, 1813-1840. Copper pattern for the cent, 1817, Utrecht. Only a few specimens minted. Purchased in 1998 from the van der Wiel Collection. First strike, about FDC. Estimate: 25,000 euros. Hammer price: 120,000 euros.

The Most Expensive Coins of Künker’s Fall Auction Sales 2023

Let us conclude with the most expensive coins that were auctioned off at Künker’s Fall Auction Sales. As expected, these did not include any German coins, but two lots from Russia and two from the Netherlands. In total, the more than 4,000 lot numbers soared from their estimated value of 7.2m euros to a total of 13.4m euros and thus exceeded expectations by 85%.

4th Place

No. 4637. Russia. Peter I, 1682-1725. 1707 rouble, Moscow, Kadashevsky Mint. Very rare. Specimen of the Hutten-Czapski Collection (with collector punch). Very fine +. Estimate: 150,000 euros. Hammer price: 170,000 euros.

No. 4637. Russia. Peter I, 1682-1725. 1707 rouble, Moscow, Kadashevsky Mint. Very rare. Specimen of the Hutten-Czapski Collection (with collector punch). Very fine +. Estimate: 150,000 euros. Hammer price: 170,000 euros.

3rd Place

No. 3111. Netherlands. Louis Napoleon. 20 guldens, 1808, Utrecht. Extremely rare. Purchased in 1992 from a Coin Investment sale. Estimate: 40,000 euros. Hammer price: 180,000 euros.

No. 3111. Netherlands. Louis Napoleon. 20 guldens, 1808, Utrecht. Extremely rare. Purchased in 1992 from a Coin Investment sale. Estimate: 40,000 euros. Hammer price: 180,000 euros.

2nd Place

No. 3465. Netherlands. William III, 1849-1890. 2 ducats, 1867, Utrecht. Only 8 specimens are known of. Purchased in 1985 from Jacques Schulman. Estimate: 40,000 euros. Hammer price: 200,000 euros.

No. 3465. Netherlands. William III, 1849-1890. 2 ducats, 1867, Utrecht. Only 8 specimens are known of. Purchased in 1985 from Jacques Schulman. Estimate: 40,000 euros. Hammer price: 200,000 euros.

1st Place

No. 458. Russia. Nicholas I, 1825-1855. 12 roubles, platinum, 1841, St. Petersburg. Only 75 specimens minted. From the Maître Robert Schuman Collection. Estimate: 50,000 euros. Hammer price: 220,000 euros.

No. 458. Russia. Nicholas I, 1825-1855. 12 roubles, platinum, 1841, St. Petersburg. Only 75 specimens minted. From the Maître Robert Schuman Collection. Estimate: 50,000 euros. Hammer price: 220,000 euros.

Although only the high-priced coins were presented in this auction review, there were many pieces in all of these 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 Künker, Nobbenburger Str. 4a, 49076 Osnabrück; phone: +49 541 / 962020 or via e-mail.