Numismatic Who's Who

Hubert Ruß

Hubert Ruß

Coin dealer and sworn coin expert

Hubert Ruß (*1962) is Managing Director of Künker am Dom in Munich since 2010 and sworn coin expert.

From 1983 to 1987, Hubert Ruß studied History and Built Heritage Conservation at the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg and graduated with a diploma. At the same university, he then turned to Medieval History, Auxiliary Science of History and Built Heritage Conservation and earned his PhD in 1990.

Between 1987 and 1989, he worked as a trainee (‘Volontär’) at the Historical Museum of Bamberg. In the fourth quarter of 1989, he was research associate at the department of ‘Graphic Art’ and ‘Exhibitions’.

As a numismatist, he worked at the department of ‘Medieval and modern coins’ at the Bad Mergentheim-based Partin Bank from 1990 to 1995. Between 1995 and 2000, he was numismatist and auctioneer at the department of ‘Medieval and modern coins’ of the private bank Hauck & Aufhäuser in Munich. In the summer term of 2010, he was guest lecturer for medieval numismatics at the University of Bayreuth.

In 2000, he was officially appointed and sworn in as an expert for coins and medals of medieval and modern times by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria. He holds this position until the present say, in parallel to his activities as Managing Director at Künker.

For his two-volume catalog of the coinages of the Principality and Duchy of Gotha, Hubert Ruß was awarded the Eligius Prize of the German Numismatic Society and a book prize of the IAPN in 2006. In 1987, he received the ‘Preis des Praxisforums’ of the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg.

He is the author of several publications. At present, Hubert Ruß is working on a history of coins and currency of the Bishopric of Würzburg.

If you want to contact Hubert Ruß, you can do so here.

In 2013, Hubert Ruß was ‘person of the day’ – this is the relevant article in the German newspaper Münchner Merkur.

You can find Hubert Ruß on LinkedIn.

Further information is available on his site as coin expert.

Select publications are listed here and here.

Information and contact details of Hubert Ruß are given on the Künker website.

Here you can find the Munich branch which he manages: ‘Künker am Dom’.

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