Basel Coin Fair Basel

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The Basel Coin Fair (Basler Münzenmesse) is an annual event that takes place at the beginning of each year in Basel, Switzerland, marking the start of a series of numismatic events. Since its inception in January 1972, this fair has established itself as an important gathering for coin collectors and enthusiasts. It is organized by the prestigious Numismatic Society of Zurich, an organization renowned for its expertise and passion in the world of numismatics..

Switzerland is globally recognized for its strong and stable financial industry. This reputation is based on a long tradition in banking, a stable political situation, a high level of privacy and discretion, and a strong currency. Basel, as one of the largest cities in Switzerland, benefits from this reputation and thus offers an attractive location for financial and numismatic events.

The tradition of coin minting dates back centuries, and over time, many regional mints have developed, producing a variety of unique coins. This historical heritage makes Switzerland a significant venue for collectors and historians. This combination of financial renown, historical significance in numismatics, international accessibility, and cultural richness makes Basel and Switzerland an ideal location for hosting a significant coin fair.

The fair regularly takes place in February and attracts numerous exhibitors from around the world. They present an impressive variety of coins and paper money from different eras and countries - from ancient treasures to modern mintings. A particular focus is on the presentation of the latest issues from the Swiss Federal Mint "Swissmint," which can be purchased directly on site.

A highlight of the Basel Coin Fair is the various auctions that take place after the fair. Here, collectors have the opportunity to bid on rare and valuable pieces and expand their collections. The fair thus provides a platform for buying, selling, and exchanging numismatic goods and serves as a meeting point for like-minded individuals, experts, and newcomers in the field of coin collecting.

The fair is held at the Congress Center Basel, one of Switzerland's leading convention centers. The Congress Center is known for its modern architecture and central location, making it easily accessible for visitors from all over the world.

Overall, the Basel Coin Fair is not just a platform for trading and exchanging coins, but also a cultural event that offers insights into the history of numismatics and attracts a wide audience. It stands for tradition, quality, and diversity in the world of coin and paper money collecting.

The Basel Coin Fair takes place annually, and therefore for the fifty-second time previsibly in February 2025 in Basel.

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08:16 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Congress Center,
Messepl. 21, CH-4058 Basel, Basle-Ville, Switzerland


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Numismatischer Verein Zürich

CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)81 5110404
Fax: +41 (0)81 5110403
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Past editions:
  • 11. February 2024
  • 12. February 2023
  • 08. February 2020
  • 09. February 2019
  • 10. February 2018
  • 28. - 29. January 2017
  • 30. - 31. January 2016
  • 24. - 25. January 2015

Fair location:

Congress Center,
Messepl. 21, CH-4058 Basel, Basle-Ville, Switzerland


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Product groups: banknotes, bimetallic coins, Coins, gold coins, historical securities, medals, numismatic accessories, numismatic catalogues, silver coins, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the Basel Coin Fair taking place?
The Basel Coin Fair fair takes place in Basel, at the Congress Center.

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How often does the Basel Coin Fair take place?
The Basel Coin Fair takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Basel Coin Fair?
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