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40th edition of the World Money Fair – a magnificent jubilee

February 10th, 2011 – From January 28th to 30th, 2011, the 40th edition of the World Money Fair was conducted in Berlin. More than 15,000 visitors came to see the approximately 300 exhibitors including more than 60 international Mints and National Banks.

Here you will get some photographic impressions of the events.

One day prior to the Fair the ceremonial act on the occasion of the anniversary was celebrated in the Bodemuseum.

Albert M. Beck - here with Prof Dr Bernd Kluge, Director of the Berlin Coin Cabinet - presented his book on the history of the World Money Fair.

At the same time, auction sale 180 and 181 of the auction house Fritz Rudolf Künker was conducted in the Estrel Convention Center. A new German record was established for the most expensive coin ever auctioned off in Germany. A Chinese Dollar achieved 460,000 Euros.

Thursday afternoon, the Honorary President, Albert M. Beck, declared the Technical Forum under the direction of Dieter Merkle (l., Schuler Pressen) and Thomas Hogenkamp (r., Spaleck) open.

The former room proved too small for the many trade visitors so that a new, bigger room had to be found.

The Director of the Polish Mint, Tadeusz Steckiewicz, declared the Media Forum open.

Günther Waadt of the Bavaria State Mint presented the German news this year.

Hansi, the small robot of the Austrian Mint, stole all living human persons' thunder.

Kurt Rohrer presented the news of Swissmint.

Friday, 10 o'clock sharp, the red ribbon of the 40th edition of the World Money Fair was cut. From left to right: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President of the World Money Fair, Dr Marek Pravda, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Tadeusz Steckiewicz, Director of the Mint of Poland, and Albert M. Beck, Honorary President of the World Money Fair.

Afterwards, the crowds were flocking.

The polite hostesses helped to find the way.

The products of the Royal Dutch Mint were much sought-after so that huge queues were formed. 

The Czech Mint, too, had its work cut out.

The Guest of Honor 2012 is already certain: Great Britain and the Royal Mint.

MDM presented the trophy of the Women's World Cup 2011(tm).

Highly coveted with young and old was the international coin passport.

The team of the Polish Mint was a worthy representative of its native country.

The Swissmint presented two news at once at the World Money Fair: the Zibelimärit and Max Frisch.
If you like to find out more about it please click here.

Likewise highly coveted were the new 2 Euro coins "North Rhine-Westphalia".

As always, Coin Invest Trust brought technical innovations with it.

View inside the exhibition hall.

The box of the Federal Republic of Germany was crowded.

Especially when Heinz Hoyer, designer of the new special coin "North Rhine Westphalia" amongst others, signed autographs.

Dr Rainer Grund, Director of the Dresden Coin Cabinet, exhibited at the box of Saxonia replicas of some of his precious coins and medals.

Again an attraction was the balancier which the Berlin Mint presented at its box.

Roughly 300 exhibitors tried to answer the visitors' wishes. Here the table of Dirk Löbbers.

Gietl publishers is a loyal partner of the World Money Fair. They likewise published this Fair's history. If you like to find out more about the book please click here.

A huge hit was the raffle at the box of the Berufsverband des Deutschen Münzenfachhandels (German Numismatic Trade Association).

Here you can see the President of the Berufsverband des Deutschen Münzenfachhandels (German Numismatic Trade Association), together with his family fully absorbed in caring for the collectors.

Barbara Balz, Managing Director of the Berlin World Money Fair Berlin GmbH, personally looked after every customer.

The Berlin Coin Cabinet promoted its exhibition Gold Giants. If you like to find out more about it please click here.

Within the World Money Fair the Mint Directors Conference was conducted, an international association of all mints of the world.

The social aspect was not neglected, either. Here Tadeusz Steckiewicz welcomes the new President of the Australian Mint, to the gala dinner.

As every year, the occasion was very festive.

During the gala dinner, the President of the World Money Fair, Hans-Henning Göhrum, celebrated his birthday.

Richard Borek was awarded the World Money Fair Award 2011.
From l. to r.: Hans-Henning Göhrum, President of the World Money Fair, Albert M. Beck, Honorary President of the World Money Fair, Richard Borek, founder of MDM, and Prof Walther Tröger, Honorary President of the National Olympic Committee and himself bearer of the World Money Fair Award.

MDM likewise held a reception. 
From l. to r. Manfred Heller, member of the administrative board of the World Money Fair, DI Johannes Miller, chairman of the Austrian Mint and Mag. Gerhard Starsich, Management Director of the Austrian Mint AG.

Here you can see the reception of the Monnaie de Paris: the Director of the Monnaie de Paris, Christophe Beaux, talking to Barbara Balz.

And here is Christophe Beaux with the team of Krause Publications from the United States: from l. to r. Dave Harper, Lisa Bellavin and Scott Tappa.

As every year, Krause Publications awarded his renowned COTY Award within the World Money Fair.

The team of the World Money Fair already looks forward to next year with Great Britain as Guest of Honor to be welcomed.

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