This year’s World Money Fair was hailed a great success by attendants and participants taking into account the standpoint of ticket sales and a greater representation of national mints, international dealers, and experts in the field of coin production, design, logistics, procurement, and marketing.
Officially opened on Friday morning by Dr. Albert Beck, founder of the popular event and now the World Money Fair’s lifetime
The response from the coin dealers was very positive, many commenting that they were pleasantly surprised by the increase in interest of bullion-related commemorative coins, modern and commemorative collector pieces, and the collectors themselves who were after very specific items. An increased level of interest in banknotes was noticed by the many notaphilists who reported an upsurge in the demand for high-end notes in terms of price. This year, the United States Mint was invited to participate and was a very welcome presence to many collectors who expressed great interest in the new 2019-dated Moon landing commemoratives which were on prominent display.
Now in its 48th year, the World Money Fair was founded in 1971 by Dr. Beck, which was then known as the Basel Coin Fair. Since its inception, the annual gathering for serious coin collectors and dealers has grown in both popularity and prominence on the numismatic coin scene to one of the largest and best-attended events. The need to look for a larger venue to accommodate the annual event saw the management move the Fair to Berlin and the purpose-built Estrel Centre, where the newly named World Money Fair has been held since 2006. The
During the World Money Fair’s Gala Dinner, which is traditionally hosted by the guest of