January 31, 2013 – Oktoberfest. BMW. Numismata. What connects these three terms? – Their home in Munich, worldwide fame and tradition!
The largest folk festival in the world – Oktoberfest!
One of the most popular vehicles in the world – BMW!
One of the largest coin fairs in the world in terms of type and diversity of the range – Numismata!
So, like everything else, Numismata started small: as a regional trade fair, it was created in an area of 400 square meters in the Löwenbräukeller at the desire of numismatists in Munich and thus awakened the passion for collecting in the southern German region. Like every passion, it too was unstoppable. After 43 years and 46 meetings of the enthusiasts at Numismata in Munich, record numbers are being reported for this year: on 2nd and 3rd March 2013, around 300 exhibitors from all over the world will await collectors in an exhibition space of 7000 square meters! Never before has the trade fair been as big and as strong. This is manifested in a newly formed organization, improved configuration, fresh design and abundant attendance.
The high quality standard of the goods on offer is the top priority of the event. The development of currency from shells through coins to banknotes can be traced in full during the trade fair, as an extensive range of coins from ancient times to the present day, historic currencies as well as securities, shares and paper money are available. Moreover, collectors can procure artefacts, specialist literature, accessories and even objects d’art in precious metals, representing a new type of investment opportunity. The outlet for collectors’ coins from the Federal Republic of Germany awaits collectors with new annual sets! Expert valuations and competent advice on the topic of Collecting and Investing form part of the agenda and service at the trade fair, as precious metals and coins have become particularly attractive as a financial investment option after the economic trend of recent years.
As Numismata supports a young numismatic and philatelic event in Poland, Monety/Fila Expo Warsaw (13th and 14th September 2013), interested parties can visit an information stand at the trade fair to find out about the work philosophy and development prospects of this new trade fair and the passion for collecting in Poland.
For decades, collecting has been characterized by the passion to preserve cultural items for future generations. The handling of coins is a pleasure; ultimately, aspects in the areas of history, art history and geography of the numismatic material allow the collector to take a journey through time and space and to gain an insight into the history and values of a nation. The narrative nature of the coins fascinates, educates and broadens horizons. Moreover, collecting coins is worthwhile from a financial perspective, as many are made of precious metals such as silver and gold. It is therefore possible to live out the passion for numismatics at the same time as investing money. Also, last but not least: as a hobby and leisure activity, collecting affords pleasure, arouses curiosity, is exciting and brings together like-minded people. Numismata provides a wonderful opportunity to experience all of these aspects of collecting. The clean air of the Alps, the delicious aroma of freshly brewed Munich beer and the unmistakable atmosphere of Numismata attract friends of numismatics to Munich from all over the world to attend the most important numismatic event in the southern German region. This trade fair is one of the principal meeting points for the international public and, as ever, this gathering is eagerly awaited.
Numismata welcomes all suppliers, collectors and investors as well as the interested and the curious and will be open on Saturday 2nd March from 9AM to 5:30PM and on Sunday 3rd March from 9AM to 3PM at MOC Veranstaltungscenter München, Lilienthalallee 40, 80393 München. Tickets: 8 euros/day; two-day ticket: 10 euros.
All further information are available from the Numismata website.
For more information on the Polish coin fair Monety/Fila Expo Warsaw, click here.