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The True Draft of the First Commemorative Coin of the Federal Republic of Germany

May 15, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, German Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

By: Ursula Kampmann (Coin Update News)


On June 25, 2015, Künker auctions a sensation of post-WWII German numismatics: a pattern for the rejected draft by Karl Roth for the first German commemorative coin ‘Germanisches Museum’ (‘Germanic Museum’). Until now, a plaster cast model was the only known testimony!

In August 1952, the German National Museum in Nuremberg celebrated its 100th anniversary. The then Federal President Theodor Heuss, in his capacity as Chairman of the Administrative Board of the National Museum, thought that this jubilee would offer a splendid opportunity to show the public, both at home and abroad, that Germany had indeed changed. At the place… Full article at the source>

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The Collections of Friedrich Popken and of Ernst Otto Horn at Künker

May 14, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Coin Update (Coin Update News)

Lot 35: POPKEN COLLECTION. Erfurt. Double reichsthaler 1634 on the death of Gustavus Adolphus. Ex Bruun Collection, Auction Hess 151, Frankfurt am Main, 1914, lot 941. Extremely rare. Very fine. Estimate: 4,000,- euros

June 23-25, 2015

Fritz Rudolf Künker, Osnabrück Auction 263-264

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times.

Everybody will find his or her favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer Auction 263 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 10 a.m. sharp. The auction begins with the Friedrich Popken collection featuring rarities from Erfurt, Halberstadt, Hamburg, and Magdeburg. World coins and medals are next, presenting numerous.. Full article at the source>

The catalogs may be requested at Künker, Nobbenburger Straße 4a, 49 076 Osnabrück; phone +49 (0)541 / 96 20 20; telefax: +49 (0)541 / 96 20 222; or via e-mail: All items on offer can be viewed online, about six weeks prior to the auction, at

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Künker Spring Sale: A Week Full of Surprises

March 24, 2014 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, China Coins, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Medals, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins

March 24, 2014 By Ursula Kampmann (

140.000 euros for a Chinese dollar from 1896, 110.000 euros for a gold coin from Czechoslovakia from 1938 – the spring sale of Künker was full of surprises! Less surprising was: the pre-sale estimate of 5.7 million euros was easily surpassed by the hammer price amounting to 8.75 million euros.

The spring auction of Künker / Osnabrück took five days. The four weighty catalogs contained many interesting special collections. Hence, several hundreds of dealers and collectors came to the Hotel Steigenberger Remarque to witness the 6,129 lots on offer changing hands.

Auction sale 245 – Gold coins / German Empire coins since 1871 / Russian coins

The most remarkable result of day one was obtained by a 5 ducat piece from Czechoslovakia from 1938 of which just 56 specimens were produced. Its obverse shows the national coat of arms as well as a lime tree branch, on the reverse Saint Wenceslas with the lettering Hedej Zahynouti Nam i Budoucim (Do not let us or our descendants perish). Its pre-sale estimate had been 10,000 euros, and it can be found for 30,000 euros in the latest World Coin Catalog written by Schön. That the two prices are totally out of date is evidenced by the hammer price: 110,000 euros!

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Künker Berlin Auction Marks Successful Start of the Numismatic Year

February 23, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

February 21, 2014 By Ursula Kampmann (

With 7.4 million euros turnover on a single auction day, seven lots achieving hammer prices in the six-figure range, hundreds of collectors and dealers from all over the world attending the auction in person: the Künker Berlin auction once again exceeded all expectations.

Those who visited the auction floor at Berlin Estrel Hotel on 6 February 2014 had to search for a seat that wasn’t already taken. After all, the high-quality range of offers presented by Künker in auction sale catalog 244 had attracted many interested potential buyers.

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