|Stuttgart Coin Fair|
Sep 21 to 22, 2013
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|The Coin Fair held in Baden-Württemberg's Capital in September 2012 Draws an Enthusiastic Crowd|
STUTTGART COIN FAIR 2012
GOOD SENTIMENT – GOOD SALES
(syn) On both days of the fair, held last weekend, about 2,000 visitors came to Stuttgart's Schleyer-Halle to catch up on the latest tendencies in collecting, to browse around or to search for some piece to add to their coin collection. Enthusiasm was not limited to the crowd of visitors. Also the coin dealers were all satisfied with the sales achieved at one of Germany's major numismatic fairs.
In the run-up to the event, the “Monaco Coin Swap”, a promotion conducted by Berufsverband des Deutschen Münzenfachhandels, had aroused increased interest. Each visitor could exchange a comparatively rare 2-euro coin from Monaco for “normal” two euro without additional charge. Which meant that the coveted coins depicting Prince Albert II were distributed much below collector's value. Thus, it was not surprising that the booth of the association was extremely busy at times, on both days of the fair. “Lots of coin collectors wouldn't miss this great chance,” says Michael Becker, First Chairman of the association. It was he who had managed to secure a substantial allotment of Monaco 2-euro coins for the Stuttgart fair.
However, there were many more attractions to marvel at. Over 100 dealers from all over the world showcased a wealth of numismatic treasures, from ancient through modern coins. “The feedback from the exhibitors was thoroughly positive; everybody reported good business”, fair organizer Barbara Balz commented on the result of a quick poll among the coin and accessory dealers, publishers and auction houses. The trade fair manager was particularly happy about the success of the new separate exhibition part for collectors of banknotes: “This was very well received; it was really animated!”