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.
Total Result of Künker’s Fall Auction Sales: 13.4m Euros
25-29 September 2023
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.
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.
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
The most expensive pattern of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
The most expensive base-metal coin of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
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%.
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.