Report on World Money Fair (WMF) in Berlin
Last month I was pleased to finally be able to attend the World Money Fair (WMF) in Berlin. It’s a show that highlights what’s new in the refining, minting and numismatic industries. From new mining techniques, security issues and of course the “Coin of the Year” awards.
I was particularly impressed with the hologram technologies being used by the Polish and Khazakstani Mints in particular. These are not only used for security and identification purposes but also for some stunningly beautiful effects. In fact talking of beauty, the Gold Coin of the Year Award went to the South African minted 1 oz Gold Rhino coin (see pic), while the Most Popular award went to a 10 euro Silver coin from the Basilisk of Vienna, featuring a legendary monstrous creature that was part snake, part toad and part cockerel.
What this really signifies, and what the show confirmed, is that there continues to be an absolutely huge demand for both bullion and artistic coins from both within the UK and around the world.
This deal also means that once we exhaust our current supplies we will no longer be stocking silver bullion bars of below 100 grams. However we will continue to order them in, if specifically requested by any client.
Picture (right) shows Ayn Gold's Amal Douglas showing off a standard 12.4kg Gold Investment Bullion Bar.