Danish butter tycoon’s rare coin collection goes to auction after 100 years off the market

Ahead of public sales, the National Museum has already purchased seven coins for over seven million kroner from Lars Emil Bruun’s vast hoard of some 20,000 rare Nordic coins. Meanwhile potential buyers were clamouring to see the catalogue before the auction was even announced.

Seven rare Nordic coins, purchased by the Danish National Museum, from butter magnate Lars Emil Bruun’s vast private collection which is going up for auction 100 years after his death. Photo: Nationalmuseet.

A vast private collection of rare and highly significant coins belonging to the Danish butter tycoon Lars Emil Bruun is going up for auction after a century off the market. Ahead of public sales, the Danish National Museum has already purchased seven of the coins. The museum paid DKK 7.7 million for the coins. That […]


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