Our team of in-house numismatic experts select all lots to ensure that only premium items make it into our auctions. To ensure that you achieve the most success from being a seller on Catawiki, take a look at the following expert tips that cover what you can sell at Catawiki’s coin and banknote auctions, what our buyers are looking for, and how to submit your coins and banknotes for auction.
For Catawiki auctions we seek and select special coins:
Ancient coins (before 800 AD and Byzantine) of premium quality:
- Common coins in grade VF or higher might be accepted if this condition is exceptional for the type.
- Coins below grade VF will be accepted if their market value is above €100.
- Boxes of ancient coins can be accepted per lot of 50 coins if those coins are identifiable and in grade Fine or higher.
- Ancient coins in condition of at least about VF: Common Roman Republican denarii (silver coins), bronzes, and common 1st/2nd century Imperial denarii and bronzes (12 Caesars / Adoptive Emperors) are accepted as single lots.
- Ancient coins in condition at least about XF: Severan denarii, mid 3rd century AR antoniniani and Constantinian era/late Roman bronzes are accepted as single lots, only if it concerns rare types.
Modern coins (after 800 AD) and Banknotes of premium quality:
- Common coins & banknotes in grade VF or higher might be accepted if this condition is exceptional for the type.
- Coins & banknotes below VF grade will be accepted if their market value is above €100.
- Combined lots should have a theme, such as per period, per country or per metal.
- For coins & banknotes in albums, if the album shows some interesting pieces, we accept lots with a minimum of 150 pieces.
- For boxes of modern coins with no specific value, we will accept the lot if it has a minimum weight of 4 kilograms.
Coin & banknote accessories of premium quality:
- hand-made coin cabinets such as mahogany British cabinets
- antique magnifying glasses
- antique coin scales
- all numismatic books from before 1800
- numismatic books from the 19th and 20th century if estimated value for the lot is €50
- recent auction catalogs grouped in lots with an estimate of at least €100
Objects Not Desired for Auctions on Catawiki
Coins and banknotes that are not perceived as premium quality will not attracts little buyer attention is therefore less desired for Catawiki auctions. This includes:
- Recent forgeries
- Recent restrikes of medals/tokens
- Silver foil and gold foil (replica) banknotes
- No medals/tokens (not legal tender) are allowed that show swastika’s, pictures of nazi representatives or other nazi symbols.