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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 37, September 11, 2022, Article 22


Here's a press release with highlights from the upcoming Künker auction sale 375. -Editor

Auction 375: Nuremberg / Selected Lösers from the Friedrich Popken Collection / Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times / German Coins after 1871

The last two days of the auction week are dedicated to auction 375, which includes further special collections. For example, another part of the Frederick Popken Collection with selected lösers can be marveled at. The auction starts with a Franconian regional collection, including gold and silver coins from Nuremberg as well as a rich variety of medals by Nuremberg artists. Particularly abundant is the selection of rare tokens that is offered as part of this collection. There are also some treasures for bibliophiles among the offer.

As always, Künker presents a broad selection of German coins and medals from Anhalt to Würzburg, from the Middle Ages to the founding of the German Empire, from three-digit to five-digit estimates.

The section with world issues offers a few great rarities. For example, an original specimen of a Renaissance medal with the portrait of Henry VIII of England is on offer, celebrating him as the head of the Church of England and Ireland.

If you're interested in Sweden, you can look forward to an extensive selection of about 150 lots with coins and medals from the far North. However, there are also impressive specimens in the section with Chinese issues. Künker is able to offer as many as four great rarities form the beginning of the 20th century.

Of course, as always, there is a vast offer of coins from the German Empire including great rarities, such as a 20-mark piece by Henry XXII of Reuss-Greitz, older line, about FDC.

  02009a00 02009r00

No. 2009: Nuremberg. Townhall taler n.d. (1688). Die by D. S. Dockler. From a Franconian regional collection. Very rare. About FDC. Estimate: 5,000 euros

  02041a00 02041r00

No. 2041: Nuremberg. 1723 silver medal by P. P. Werner and P. G. Nürnberger commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Altdorf University. From a Franconian regional collection. From the Herbert Erlanger Coll. Very rare. Extremely fine +. Estimate: 5,000 euros

  02059a00 02059r00

No. 2059: Nuremberg. Silver gate token for Hans Albrecht Haller of Hallerstein, 1653. From a Franconian regional collection. From the Erlanger Coll. Unique. Extremely fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros

  02156a00 02156r00

No. 2156: Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Frederick Ulrich, 1613-1634. Löser of 10 reichstalers 1614, Goslar or Zellerfeld. With value mark. From the Friedrich Popken Collection. From the Preussag Collection. Extremely rare. Very fine. Estimate: 60,000 euros

  02169a00 02169r00

No. 2169: Brunswick-Lüneburg-Celle. Christian, Bishop of Minden, 1611-1633. Löser of 6 reichstalers 1625, probably Clausthal mint. Without value mark. From the Friedrich Popken Collection. From the Preussag Collection. Probably the 2nd known specimen. About extremely fine. Estimate: 40,000 euros

  02262a00 02262r00

No. 2262: Brandenburg-Prussia. Frederick William I the Soldier King, 1713-1740. Reichstaler 1713, Magdeburg. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 15,000 euros

  02393a00 02393r00

No. 2393: Erfurt. Reichstaler 1633. Very rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 10,000 euros

  02663a00 02663r00

No. 2663: England. Henry VIII, 1509-1547. Silver medal 1545 by Henry Bayse. Extremely rare. Original strike. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 50,000 euros

  02730a00 02730r00

No. 2730: Sweden. Gustav Vasa, 1521-1560. Daler 1543, Svartsjö. Rare in this quality. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 3,000 euros

  02898a00 02898r00

No. 2898: China. Republic. 1 dollar n.d. (1923), commemorating the adoption of the new constitution under President Tsao Kun. NGC AU DETAILS CLEANED. Extremely fine. Estimate: 15,000 euros

  03053a00 03053r00

No. 3053: German Empire. Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Frederick William, 1860-1904. 10 marks 1873. From the collection of a Swedish-Swiss entrepreneur. Very rare. Estimate: 35,000 euros

  03067a00 03067r00

No. 3067: German Empire. Reuss, older line. Heinrich XXII, 1859-1902. 20 marks 1875. Very rare. About FDC. Estimate: 50,000 euros

To order a catalog contact Künker, Nobbenburger Straße 4a, 49076 Osnabrück; phone: +49 541 / 962020; fax: +49 541 / 9620222; or via e-mail: You can access the auction catalogs online at If you want to submit your bid from your computer at home, please remember to register for this service in good time.

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