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Started by chrisild, January 05, 2008, 04:24:13 PM

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Figleaf

@izotz & tsm: hint for you and hint for your wife and hint for you both (weekend only, practically all silver coins are fakes). My recommendation. Another recommendation. And if you have plenty of time, take a train to Potsdam and see at minimum Sanssouci (it's on a coin) and the Dutch quarter (not an American coin.)

Have fun.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

Also, have a look at the PDF's page 49 of the WMF catalog. At the Bode Museum, on the "Museum Island" in central Berlin, there is an exhibition about Gold Giants until mid-March ... they have that Canadian 100 kilo beast there, but also many big coins from previous centuries.

Christian

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Quote from: chrisild on January 30, 2008, 11:32:20 PM
Here you can download the WMF 2008 catalog (PDF, about 22 MB):
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/pdfs/WMF_08_Messekatalog_dt.pdf

Mostly greetings from various mint directors, and ads, but also a list/plan of the exhibitors and their booths for example. And if you have a close look, you can also discover, for example, what this year's Austrian niobium coin will look like. ;)

Christian

Thanks for it , Catalog itself is collectable item - nice illustrations with elegant print.
Cheers
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chrisild

This year's World Money Fair has just ended. Time to think about the next one. ;)

WMF 2012 will be in Berlin (Estrel Convention Center) again, on 3-5 February. The guest of honor will be the Royal Mint (UK) then.

Christian

chrisild

Seems that not only izotz and tsm saw the WMF 2011 but also quite a few others. ;) From what I have read, about 15,000 visitors went to this year's World Money Fair. Also, 57 mints and central banks from 37 countries presented their new products there ...

Christian

Figleaf

Impressive. If just 1% of the visitors would have joined us we might have been unable to handle the flood :)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

izotz

This year (2011) I enjoyed the fair a lot. Not only it was a nice reason to visit Berlin, but also to experience how a fair like that is.

I went by KP booth several times, but I was not lucky to meet tsm. It seems he is a really busy man. Anyway, I received his message from his kind colleague. Thank you very much.

For next year (2012, in a few weeks) I could not convince my wife to come with me, but at last it seems I will go with a couple, which are friends of mine.

Let me know if any of you will go there and may want to meet for a while.  ;)

chrisild

Would like to go, but those darn WMF organizers never ask me before they set the date. ;D And for a quick one-day trip, Berlin is too far from here. Hope you will have a great time there!

Christian

Figleaf

Hope you have a wonderful time, Izotz. Please say hello to the Krause crowd from us and if you bump into Gerhard Schön, give him our regards...

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

You can now download the WMF 2012 catalog here:
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/pdfs/2012/WMF2012_Messekatalog.pdf
(PDF, about 27 MB)

Please note that a few pages are not "final" yet. But you may find some of the articles, e.g. about the host country (United Kingdom) and its coinage, interesting. Those articles, and many other texts, are in both German and English.

Christian

chrisild

The WMF 2012 is over; here is an article in English about this year's fair:
http://www.coinsweekly.com/en/page/4?&id=1016

Also, our member izotz mentioned the Media Forum videos. You can see several issue program presentations (Spanish Mint, Austrian Mint, French Mint, etc.), uploaded by the Amis de l'Euro, here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/vicepresidentADE?feature=watch

Christian

izotz

#56
Apart from mints, dealers... there were a few services companies and editors. For example, you could find there the Krause Publications people, you know, the ones that publish "Standard Catalog of World Coins" series.

In their Facebook page they have uploaded some information about the fair, and some interesting photos. Here you can find Tom Michael, Market Analyst in KP : ;)

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150568819064172&set=a.10150568323029172.398510.104327749171&type=1&theater

chrisild

Oh, you and your shameless self-promotion plugs. ;D  Nah, actually that was nice. Seems you had a good (or at least interesting) time!

Christian

Figleaf

I have seen at least one of those faces before ;)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

chrisild

And that face is shown three times, I think. ;)  116, 120 and 122.

More images (without him though) can be viewed here; scroll to the bottom of the page.
http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/download/index.html

Christian