On 27 September 2022, Künker will auction off the collection of the Verschoor brothers. It contains what’s probably one of the most important collections of coins from the Kingdom of Holland. Read about the fate of the short-lived kingdom and the numerous problems King Lodewijk had to deal with when introducing his new coins.
Medals reflect contemporary history, as demonstrated by the W. Risse Collection ‘Nuditas in nummis’. Johannes Nollé reveals the connection between the art of the 19th century and the plaques produced by French medallists from 1870 to 1940.
Sometimes, a war can be prevented or provoked by a single diplomat: this is the story of Heinrich Wilhelm von Werther, who played a central role in preventing a Europe-wide war from breaking out in 1830. The French king presented him with a unique medal, which will be auctioned at Künker on 27 September 2021.
When the French people had chased away Citizen King Louis Philippe und founded the Second Republic, they were looking for new coin designs for their new republic. The most talented artists of the time submitted design proposals. Auction house Künker presents in its auction 337 on 25 June 2020 a series of these patterns.
There are very few power seekers of the past that are admired in today’s world as much as Napoleon. One of the reasons for this is his way of self-portrayal. We tell the story of one of his medals. It belonged to Napoleon himself and will be offered in Künker’s Berlin sale.
Auction house Künker offers in its upcoming eLive Auction 58 precious and useful pieces of numismatic literature. The offer includes two editions of the most important work on the medals of the Sun King.
On 15 April 2019, the roof truss of Notre-Dame de Paris went up in flames. The entire world was watching when a major fire ate up the roof and caused the spire to collapse. Since then, the Fondation Notre Dame has been raising funds for the reconstruction works. Numismatica Genevensis wants to contribute to the reconstruction.
On 7 October 2019, auction house Künker will be auctioning a necklace and bracelet made from ancient coins, said to have been commissioned by the great general Napoleon Bonaparte for his younger sister Pauline. That would make sense: In Napoleon’s time, people loved anything that was reminiscent of antiquity.
On June 22, 2011, a big collection of French coins will be auctioned off at Künker’s including a rare pattern, which was produced in Paris for the French colony Cochin-China. What’s the story behind? And where is Cochin-China located anyway?
On November 28, 2012, a very special coin goes on the market at Numismatica Genevensis. The coin in question, estimated at 150,000 francs, is a gold coin in the value of 10 écus whose front depicts the young Prince Charles-Emanuel II of Savoy as well as the stern face of his mother. The following will provide you with a bit more detail as to the background of this rare specimen.
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