Newsletter, February 2013
That was your World Money Fair 2013
Around 15,000 visitors and over 320 exhibitors have turned the 42nd World Money Fair into a wonderful and most successful event. We would like to express our sincere thanks to you and all our guests by sharing some impressions from the fair.
While the builders are busy setting up booths in the exhibition halls …
… the first social highlight took place on Wednesday. As a prelude to the upcoming fair, representatives from the Monnaie de Paris and their numerous guests meet at the French Embassy.
Thursday: Tension is mounting
On the day before the fair, the experts still have the venue almost to themselves. Both at the MDC Marketing Committee and at the 42nd International Technical Forum …
… discussions are mainly about innovations in the field of minting technology and the future of the branch.
As every year on the day prior to the fair: The big "Berlin Auction" traditionally held by Auction House Fritz-Rudolf Künker in the context of the World Money Fair. With total sales surpassing EUR 7.6 million the auctioneers achieved a great result. The most expensive single item was a half imperial from St. Petersburg minted in 1895 which changed hands for the princely sum of EUR 180,000.
Friday: The Kick-off
10:00 am: Hundreds of visitors are eagerly waiting for the official opening of the fair …
… just a little later, the exhibition booths and the dealers' tables are brimming with activity.
Here, everyone finds what they're looking for, including highlights offered only during oure fair.
At the same time, numerous visitors attend the 42nd International Media Forum to learn more about the latest coin programs.
After the hustle and bustle of the day, filled with loads of information, many are looking forward to a relaxed and festive evening. For instance, at the reception hosted by the Perth Mint …
… and of course at the gala dinner in honor of France and the Monnaie de Paris.
The coveted World Money Fair Award is presented also at the gala. This year, it goes to Dr. Hubert Lanz, recognized and honored for his lifetime achievements in numismatics.
Saturday: The second day with a packed programm
Mid-morning: Visitors keep flocking in.
In the afternoon, a lot of people want to see the ceremony of the important Coin of the Year Award.
Also on saturday, the evening is reserved for numismatic get-togethers. For instance at the meeting of Berufsverband des Deutschen Münzenfachhandels …
… and also at the reception hosted by Gräbener Pressensysteme and the Austrian Mint.
Sunday: Already time to say good-bye
10:00 am: Another morning rush at the coin fair.
And then, slowly it’s time to say good-bye. But luckily the next World Money Fair is coming. In only one year we hope to see you again. On the weekend of February 7 to 9, 2014, it will be our pleasure to receive our new guest of honour – the Austrian Mint.
Join us next time when everything revolves around minted precious metals and numismatic highlights again. We are looking forward to seeing you!
The organization team of
the World Money Fair