Numismatists Live Longer!

Many numismatists have at some point in their lives been met with some scepticism concerning their passion for coins. The scepticism usually comes from the uninitiated and should be taken with a pinch of salt. Nevertheless, we can present an overlooked pro-numismatic argument in this newsletter.


Numismatics is a sensible and healthy interest! There can, of course, be no doubt about this sentiment. Nevertheless, it may surprise some that numismatists generally have a significantly higher life expectancy than the average person.

This is the conclusion of a study done by the diligent Belgian numismatist François de Callataÿ. The study was published in Compte rendu 64/2017, and based on the data of 1,183 famous numismatists (of which only 45 were women). The study concluded that the famous numismatists generally lived six years longer than other people, e.g. historians and other academics – and of course also significantly longer than the “common man”.

With this positive information, we turn our attention to all the upcoming activities here at Bruun Rasmussen.

The Coin Department Goes to Prison

2019 is already in full swing. In addition to several auctions, we have held a valuation event in the former Horsens State Penitentiary, which has been turned into a cultural institution. Recently, we also participated in one of the world's most important coin fairs, NYINC in New York.

In the first half of 2019, we are also involved in the following events:

  • 6 February: valuation event in Aarhus, Søren Frichs Vej 34 D

  • 7 March: valuation event in Odense

  • 13 March: coin afternoon in Aarhus incl. preview of online auction 1911

  • 15 March: deadline for consignments for the traditional coin auction in May

  • 7 April: valuation during the "Coins in Aalborg 2019" fair

  • 7 May: traditional coin auction in Copenhagen

View exact times for the valuation events

View the lots of the current coin auction 1905

We wish you all the best and a very long life 

The Coin Department


For further information, please contact:

Anders Gudmundsson: +45 8818 1205 ·

Michael Fornitz: +45 8818 1201 ·

Michael Märcher: +45 8818 1202 ·

Brian Lohmann: +45 8818 1213 ·

Henrik Möller: +45 8818 1203 ·

Mogens Hansen: +45 8818 1228 ·