The Trausnitz Collection
This auction is devoted in its entirety to coins from a single source: the Trausnitz Collection. This is rather unusual for one of our esales, but given how extensive and varied the Trausnitz Collection is, having a single-owner sale is certainly the right thing to do. The elderly collector, who died about 8 years ago and, with few exceptions, closed his collection by 2007, was passionate about his coins. He loved looking at them, studying them and handling them: just like all enthusiastic collectors! At times he may have been a bit too enthusiastic: he had a habit of cleaning coins, or sometimes rubbing them with a fine cloth. We do mention this when necessary, and the conservative starting prices are a reflection of that fact.