Selling your coin collection
You want to sell part or all of your coin collection?
We offer two ways to do that: By auctioning them through our large-scale international auctions, or by outright cash purchase.
Please contact us via e-mail or phone (0228/263 130, for additional phone numbers please look below) and give us a brief description of what you want to consign.
We give you our expert advice and determine the expected proceeds of your goods with you. That can usually take place at your preferred location. The moment the consignment is handed over to us, it is insured against every imaginable risk.
The ideal way: Your consignment is professionally processed and divided into auction lots in order to obtain the best price. This can be arranged according to your wishes and your approval.
The merchandise will then be presented in our catalogues to an international audience. Our large and affluent clientele ensures the optimum proceeds. You benefit from all bid increases in the bidding battles, for you only pay an appropriate commission on the proceeds.
Outright cash purchase
At your request we are also happy to make you a cash offer.
The advantages: You receive the payment right away, there is no waiting for the auction results and the accounting to be finished, and furthermore the proceeds are independent of the situation in the auction room. On the other hand, the proceeds from an outright sale are in general considerably lower than the proceeds that can be realized through an auction.
Our information video illustrates in vivid detail the procedure of the consignment and the course of action during an auction.
Zentrale in Bonn
Phone: 0228/263 130
Mo.-Fr. 9 am — 5 pm
Dr. Reinhard Fischer
Auctioneer and company owner
The optimal presentation of your treasures guarantees the maximum proceeds of the sale of your collection.
For high quality collections we are ready to produce a special deluxe catalogue!
Please contact us. We take pleasure to show you in a one-to-one conversation the high standard of our services and products which are at your disposal!
What is the value of my coins?
You inherited a coin collection and have no idea what it is worth?
We help you with some rough-and-ready rules:
The best information is to tell us about the former owner. If he invested much money in his collection, it is generally worth something; if only little money was spent on it, the value is small.
Generally of little value are: Coins that you kept on returning from holidays abroad, business strikes (i. e. regular issue coins) from the times of the Deutsche Mark and regular GDR coins, children’s collections and medals.
50 Pfennig piece »BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER« and embossed letter »G«
With the exception of a few misstrikes, this 50 pfennig piece with the inscription »BANK DEUTSCHER LÄNDER« and the minting letter »G« (Karlsruhe) of the special year 1950 is the most frequently occurring »mis-stamping« and in reality the only really valuable regular circulation minting of all 50 pfennig pieces. The edition of this type is estimated at 30,000 pieces. Despite the relatively small number of copies, it is no longer a problem to buy such a coin in a collector's edition for 150 to 250 Euros in specialized shops.
5-Mark piece of the year 1958 with the embossed letter J
Apart from the first five 5-DM commemorative coins, the coveted 5-Mark piece of 1958 with the minting letter J is the most interesting piece of the regular 5-DM circulation coins from today's point of view. The purchase prices usually start at 100,— Euro in average condition (see picture). Top pieces in »polished plate« can also cost several thousand Euro.
The golden farewell mark
The golden farewell stamp, as it is colloquially called, was minted in a total circulation of 1 million copies. The circulation is divided into 200,000 each of the minting letters A, D, F, G and J. The high gold content of 12g alone makes this minting interesting for many lovers of German gold coins.
100-Euro Gold Coins
Since the year 2002 annually, with changing motives 100 euro gold coins are coined/shaped to ½ ounce fine (15.55g). The commemorative coins minted in five mints (A, D, F, G and J) are delivered with a certificate and a black box. As the circulation of the popular 100 Euro coins is very high (40,000-100,000 pieces per mints), they are traded more or less close to the price of gold.
20-Mark piece of gold Prussia
The 20-Mark piece with the motive of the German Emperor Wilhelm II, which is partly offered on the market in larger quantities, is one of the most famous gold coins from the German Empire. This type of coin was minted between 1890 and 1913 in millions. The fine weight is 7.16g and is usually traded with rather small markups close to the gold price.
1 and 4 ducat embossing Austria, 1915
Two of the most frequently occurring gold coins of Europe, which are represented in almost every gold coin collection, are the 1 and 4 ducat coins minted in Austria. The 1 and 4 ducat pieces with the year 1915 are continuously running state restrike/re-stamped. The small 1-doucat piece has a fine weight of about 3.44g. The large equivalent to 4 ducats weighs 13.76g of fine gold. Both coins are traded close to the price of gold.
The Krugerrand is the most popular investment gold coin in the world. On the obverse (obverse) is the bust of Paul Kruger, on the reverse (reverse) is the image of the South African national animal, the springbok. If you put this coin on the scale, it usually shows a weight of 33.93g. The fine weight is exactly one ounce, that is 31.10g. This coin is traded at the daily gold price with a few exceptions.
20 Dollars Gold - Double Eagle
The »Double Eagle« is a US American gold coin at 20 dollars. There are two types: Once the »Liberty Head« (until 1906) and from 1907 to 1933 the »Saint Gaudens« type. The fine weight of both is 30.08g. Depending on the condition, vintage and minting letter, the collector's value can sometimes exceed the gold value many times over.
The US Morgan dollar was minted in 900 silver from 1878 to 1904. From 1921, the minting was taken up again, this time in 800 silver. This popular silver coin is very often found in collections, as some years were minted more than 20 million times. In addition to the mints Denver (D), San Francisco (S) and Philadelphia (without minting letters), the mint Carson City (CC) is particularly popular with collectors. The rather less interesting pieces with large numbers of copies can be purchased in an average preservation already for 20.00 to 30.00 Euros in specialized shops.
With 5.80g of fine gold and also with a high total circulation of several million, the Swiss Vreneli can be counted among the most frequently occurring gold coins in Europe. The 20-franc pieces minted in Bern between 1886 and 1949 are also found in the 10 and 100 franc denominations. The latter is very rare and is traded at international auctions for high four-digit and even five-digit amounts. The regular 20 franc piece can already be purchased at the daily gold price.
Gold coin at 20 Francs - Marianne
The 20 franc gold coin minted in millions between 1906 and 1914 is, like the 1 and 4 ducat pieces of Austria, a gold coin that is also frequently found. Especially mintages from the year 1907 on are more frequent. This coin is easy to recognize by its beautiful motif - the Gallic cock on the reverse (lapel). The fine weight is 5.80g and has virtually no collector's value. Like so many gold coins from this time, this coin is also traded close to the gold price.
Zentrale in Bonn
phone: 0228/263 130
Central office in Bonn: phone +49 (0)228/263 130,
fax +49 (0)228/213 381
Frankfurt-office: phone +49 (0)69/900 179 77
Goslar-office: phone +49 (0)5321/518 23 29
Hamburg-office: phone +49 (0)40/356 758 46
Heilbronn-office: phone +49 (0)7941/640 99 65
Luxembourg-office: phone + 49 (0)6526 9333935
Mainz-office: phone +49 (0)6131/327 16 49
Michelstadt-office: phone +49 (0)6066/968 803,
fax +49 (0)6066/968 804
Neumünster-office: phone +49 (0)4321/539 91 97
(region Hamburg / Kiel)
Sauerland-office: phone +49 (0)2762/698 89 60
Siegen-office: phone +49 (0)271/480 999 61
Munich-office: phone +49 (0)89/999 501 82
Würzburg-office: phone +49 (0)9343/508 99 83
Highlights from past coin auctions
Auction 174, Lot 6
Opening bid 8.000 €
Accepted bid 23.000 €
Auction 174, Lot 365
Opening bid 5.000 €
Accepted bid 35.000 €
Auction 174, Lot 521
Opening bid 7.000 €
Accepted bid 11.500 €
Auction 171, Lot 593
Opening bid 14.000 €
Accepted bid 20.000 €
Auction 162, Lot 492
Opening bid 2.500 €
Accepted bid 9.000 €
Auction 150, Lot 2084
Opening bid 2.000 €
Accepted bid 14.000 €