Our Auctions - The Lugdunum Sales

Auctions, our area of expertise and our passion

Solothurn, "City of the French Ambassadors", Baseltor (Gate to Basel), built between 1504-1508

Our auctions, The Lugdunum Sales, take place several times a year and are well established in the international coin market. The offerings include coins & medals for experienced collectors, investors and newcomers alike.

For each auction we produce a high quality and well illustrated catalogue. These catalogues are available in both digital and printed forms. In addition, Live bidding technologies enable our international and Swiss clientele to bid in the easiest way possible from the confort of their home but without missing the thrill of the floor bidding.

We participate in all important coin fairs and auctions worldwide. This keeps us up to date with the latest developments in the coin market.

We have over 10 years of experience in organising floor and online auctions and look back on numerous successful auctions: since 2018 under our own management and before that in cooperation with a renowned Swiss auction house. We are pleased that our auctions offer rare coins as well as affordable coins & medals for newcomers.

Our latest auction

The Lugdunum Auction 21
9. June 2021 – 14:00
Hotel H4**** Solothurn (Switzerland)

The Lugdunum Auction 21 - Highlights

The Calaisienne: an outstanding Silver medal commemorating the end of the hundred Years’ War and the following expulsion of the English from the French territory (video)

The Supremacy Medal: a very rare English Gold medal of Henry VIII. commemorating his assumption of the title of Supreme Head of the Church of England (video)

Selling coins in our auctions - how does it work ?

Alexander the Great, worshipped as God Ammon. Thrace, Tetradrachm 297-281 BC - Obverse

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Contact us to make an appointment for a free valuation of your coins & medals at our premises. For larger collections, we may also travel to a location of your choosing in Switzerland.

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After examination and valuation of your coins, we know if they are suitable for our auctions. If so and upon agreement to our conditions (commission and schedule), the coins are listed on a consignment receipt and handed over to us. From this stage, they are covered by our insurance.

3

Your coins are carefully studied, photographed and added to our current auction catalogue. Based on this work and prior to publication, you will receive a detailed list of your coins as they will appear in the catalogue with their estimation.

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The auction takes place and you are welcome to follow the sale in person or over the internet.

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After the auction and within the agreed delay, the net result of the selling of your coins (hammer price minus our commission) will be paid into your bank account.

Buying coins in our auctions - how does it work ?

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Please contact us in order to register to our auction by filling in a bidder registration form on AUEX.

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Upon request we will send you a printed catalogue by post. You will also be informed by eMail of the schedule of the coming auction.

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All coins & medals in the auction can be examined and rewieved at our premises before the date of sale. However you must make an appointment for viewing.

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You may send your written bids by post or eMail. But if you prefer to feel the thrilling pulse of the auction, then you are welcome to bid live online or directly on the floor.

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If you are the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, you will receive an invoice for the coin/s you purchased.

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After reception of your payment, your coin will be sent to you by post (insured mail). Of course, if you would like to, you may collect your purchase directly at our premises by prior appointment.

Goddess Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet, holding the winged goddess of vicotry. Thrace, Tetradrachm 297-281 BC - Reverse