Coins Mapping the History of Modern Europe The latest offering from one of the world’s most prolific coin collectors, Åke Lindén, maps the social and numismatic history of modern Europe with coins of the highest rarity
From the Kingdom of Saxony, the key coin of the entire ‘Kaiserreich’ series, a Silver Proof 3-Mark, 1917, was struck under Friedrich August III, King of Saxony. One of the last coins to be minted under Friedrich August III before he voluntarily abdicated the throne on 13th November 1918. The fall of the German Empire, and the collapse of the traditional dynasties in 1918, ended this coinage system. With a mintage of just 100, this celebrated rarity bears the bust of Friedrich the Wise on the obverse, and on the reverse the imperial eagle. It is estimated at £30,000-40,000.
This auction will be held in the CIPFA Conference Centre, 3 Robert Street, London on Wednesday 7th May. Baldwin’s three-day auction schedule will include The Hemisphere Collection of Gold Sovereigns, Part II of the Arielle Collection and the European and Indian coins from the collection of numismatist Åke Lindén. The catalogues for all three auctions will be available to view online at www.baldwin.com, and online bidding with no additional premium is available through the services of www.the-saleroom.com.