Ursula Kampmann also forwarded notes on the upcoming Künker Auctions.
The text is also on the CoinWeek site linked below. Ursula provided many coin images and I've used some below. Thanks. Be sure to see the online version for much more detail on the sales.
Six important coin collections and countless smaller ones are hidden in the six auction catalogs illustrating the items to be auctioned off by Osnabruck auction house Künker between March 11 and 16, 2013. The scope ranges from ancient times to present, with a significant focus on the Middle Ages.
These are not mere auction catalogs of Künker’s but reference works on special fields of interest. Many collectors trust in the expertise Künker spends on presenting its coins to a broad audience. Let us first have a look at the auction week’s highlights. Scheduled are for day one the Koch Collection Ancient Coins, as well as the Dr Curti Collection Medieval Coins, on day three a special collection Cologne, Rhineland, Westphalia, and on the fourth day a second special collection Nuremberg, Franconia, as well as some splendid gold coins from the Vogel Collection. The sixth and final day is devoted to the Sultan Collection, the most comprehensive collection of coins of the Ottoman Empire ever assembled in this quality.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. After all, the individual prices of the 7.475 lots add up to a total estimate of ca. 8 million euros. Of course, there are pieces available for high five-figure sums, but the major part of the stock ranges in the lower three-figure regions; thus, the average collector has every chance to expand its range by intriguing new acquisitions.
420: Greek coins. KIOS (Bithynia). Stater, 334-323. Wadd. pl. XLIX, 4. Good very fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros.
726: Roman coins. AUGUSTUS, 27 B. C. – A. D. 14. Cistophorus, 27/6 B. C., Pergamon. RPC 2209. Extremely fine. Estimate: 5,000 euros.
2342: England / Anglo-Saxon coins. ALFRED, 871-899. Penny, London. North 644. Extraordinary portrait. From auction sale Gemini VI (2010), 935. About mint-state. Estimate: 18,000 euros.
Although Alfred, surnamed The Great since he was one the most important kings of the Anglo-Saxons, was never canonized officially, a cult of his person nevertheless came into being centered at his tomb. The portrait on this coin is extraordinarily veristic and surely the best portrait of Britain of Anglo-Saxon times.
6656: England. ANNA, 1702-1714. 5 guineas 1706, London. Fb. 316. Rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 18,000 euros.
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Six Collections and a Good Deal More – Künker Auction March 11 to 16, 2013
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