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Unique coin collection for sale

Press release   •   Oct 10, 2019 13:44 UTC

Denmark, Piaster 1771, Copenhagen, H 21, S 6, FP 32, Dav. 411A. Kurt Guldborg’s collection. Estimate: DKK 350,000.

Bruun Rasmussen is selling dedicated numismatist Kurt Guldborg’s extensive and utterly unique coin collection at the final Live Coin Auction of the year on 4–5 November.

“After a lifetime of collecting coins, Kurt Guldborg has decided that his entire collection should be put up for auction, reach new collectors – and, as he himself says, bring new joy,” says Michael Fornitz, chief numismatist at Bruun Rasmussen.

“Kurt Guldborg’s collection is a reflection of true collector spirit; with estimates ranging from €27 to €47,000, nothing has been too large or too small for the incarnate numismatist. Instead, it is his unsurpassed eye for quirky details such as small spelling errors in the coins’ legend that shine through the collection as a whole.”

Kurt Guldborg’s collection goes under the hammer on 4 November. The next day, part two of the autumn auction offers a wealth of golden rarities – from Alexander the Great and Roman emperors, to Danish baroque and rococo ducats. La pièce de résistanceis an exquisite 5 ducat coin from 1640 with a detailed city view of Munich. And, finally, the auction also offers an exceptionally large selection of rare silver coins from the Viking age and early medieval times.

View all coins up for auction

Auction

Baltikavej 10, DK-2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Monday 4 November and Tuesday 5 November. Both days from 9.30 am.

Preview

  • Grand Hotel, Karl Johans Gate 31, Oslo (limited preview): Sunday 20 October from 1–5 pm
  • Copenhagen Coin Fair 2019, Scandic Hotel, Vester Søgade 6, Copenhagen: Sunday 27 October from 10 am – 4 pm
  • Bruun Rasmussen, Søren Frichs Vej 34D, Aarhus: Wednesday 30 October from 10 am – 5 pm
  • Bruun Rasmussen, Baltikavej 10, Copenhagen: Friday 25 October from 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 31 October from 10 am – 5 pm, Friday 1 November from 10 am – 5 pm, Monday 4 November from 8.30 am – 5 pm and Tuesday 5 November from 8.30 am until the end of the auction

Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers is one of Scandinavia’s leading international auction houses, and one of Denmark’s oldest. It all started on 6 October 1948, when Arne Bruun Rasmussen conducted the first traditional auction in the saleroom at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen. Today, Jesper Bruun Rasmussen stands at the helm of the family-run business together with the third generation of the family, his son Frederik and daughter Alexa, and the company’s CEO Jakob Dupont.

In 2004, the first online auction was launched, and today the auction house has expanded to include departments in Copenhagen and Aarhus and representations in Sweden, Germany, England, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain, Italy, Thailand and the US. About 100,000 lots are put up for auction each year at the traditional auctions, the daily online auctions and - the latest edition - direct auctions. Here you can bid on everything from art, antiques, modern design and jewellery to books, coins, stamps, wine and weaponry.