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Künker Historical Coins and Medals Auction

On Thursday, February 5th, 2009, the Künker Auction House will be holding an auction of high-value historical coins and medals in Berlin’s Estrel Convention Center.

The 38th World Money Fair, which is the world’s largest coin exhibition, begins a day later in the same location (February 6th to 8th, 2009).

Up for auction are approximately 1,522 lots with an estimated overall value of nearly three million Euros. Articles on offer include a host of numismatic treasures, some of which are exceptionally rare. Many of the lots date from the Russian Tsardom (estimated value: approximately 1.3 million Euros), while others originate from mediaeval and modern European gold and silver mints (estimated value: 1.2 million Euros). An extensive range of Austrian and German mining coins and medals will also be auctioned in single lots (estimated value: approximately 233,000 Euros) as well as Silesian coins (estimated value: 138,000 Euros).


The highlights include an exceedingly rare, gold 50 ducat Polish coin dating from 1658, which will have a starting price of 100,000 Euros. The obverse side of this coin displays the likeness of the Polish king Johann Kasimir, while the reverse side depicts the liberation of the Polish city of Torun on the River Vistula from the occupying Swedish army.

About the Kuenker Auction House

Künker was founded as a coin dealership in 1971 and is now firmly established as one of the leading European auction houses for coins and medals. More than 10,000 clients from all over the world place their trust in Künker. The auction house has its headquarters in Osnabrück (Germany) and also has branches in Berlin, Munich and Zurich.

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