Twice each year, active coin dealers and collectors converge on the 18th Floor of The Mira Hotel in Hong Kong for an exciting numismatic event. The biannual Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS) takes place in March/April and August and features not only buying and selling but also seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and a guided tour for university students. This well-attended event is organized by four partners: Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Co. Ltd., Spink & Sons Ltd., Shouxi.com and Coin-In-Coin, who are leading companies in their respective fields. The HKCS is regarded as the top numismatic show in Asia.
This year’s show takes place March 29-31.
Since its inaugural show in August 2016, HKCS has grown to include over 100 top numismatic organizations and individuals from over 45 countries and regions. The three-day show attracts over 5,000 visitors, providing a solid client base for trade and exchange of ideas. The HKCS helps to make Hong Kong a world-class numismatic hub for auctions and coin shows. The show sets the standard as Hong Kong moves forward as a world-class coin center and an enhancement to numismatic globalization.
Derived from the phrase “The early bird catches the worm”, the Hong Kong Coin Show offers an Early Bird Pass. This pass allows you to enter the show at 9:00 am on the first day and gives you unlimited access to the show for three days. Those who arrive early will benefit from having the first chance to buy or sell before the large crowds arrive. Just one great deal on a coin or banknote could offset the HKD300 price of the Early Bird Pass. If you are interested in being an Early Bird, see the details below.
- Early Bird Pass: HKD300. Entry into the show at 9:00 am on the first day, and unlimited attendance at the show for three days.
- One-Day Pass: HKD20. Entry into the show at 11:00 am on the first day (if you buy the first day pass) and unlimited access to the show on the day of the pass.
Seminars and exhibitions made their debut in the fourth Hong Kong Coin Show as a way to educate the public and nurture the next generation of numismatic enthusiasts. Participants were able to learn about the latest trends in the hobby as well as increase knowledge in specific areas. Always striving to improve, in the upcoming Coin Show, workshops will be limited to no more than five attendees, allowing participants to have easy communication with the professionals and to maintain a relaxing atmosphere.
Added to this year’s show will be guided tours geared to university students, with the goal of increasing interest in numismatics in a younger generation. The tours will be held on the afternoon of the second day, March 30, 2019. They will focus on the fundamentals of the numismatic industry and the historical aspects of coins and banknotes. Some of the exhibitors will work with HKCS to introduce their collections to the students.
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