Estimated price: 20,000 CHFPoseidonia. Circa 530-500 BC. AR Stater.LEU Numismatic Auction 1510
Estimated price: 25,000 CHFDerrones. Circa 480-465 BC. AR Tetrastater or Dodekadrachm.LEU Numismatic Auction 1540
Estimated price: 25,000 CHFUncertain Ionia. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Stater.LEU Numismatic Auction 1593
Estimated price: 10,000 CHFTigranes the Younger. 77-66 BC. AR Tetradrachm.LEU Numismatic Auction 15128
Estimated price: 50,000 CHFBar Kokhba Revolt. 132-135 CE. AR Sela or Tetradrachm.LEU Numismatic Auction 15154
Estimated price: 20,000 CHFKyrene. Circa 450-435 BC. AR Tetradrachm.LEU Numismatic Auction 15166
Estimated price: 20,000 CHFApameia. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Pentassarion.LEU Numismatic Auction 15189
Estimated price: 10,000 CHFHadrian. 117-138 AD. AV Aureus.LEU Numismatic Auction 15263
Estimated price: 15,000 CHFCommodus. 177-192 AD. AE Medallion.LEU Numismatic Auction 15273
Estimated price: 20,000 CHFLicinius I. 308-324 AD. AV Solidus.LEU Numismatic Auction 15304
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The Zurich International Coin Fair 2023

By Ursula Kampmann, translated by Anna Velten

Rarely had there been such large crowds before: when the 51st coin fair opened its doors, visitors were queuing to get inside.

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The 20-Franc “Swiss Shooting Sport Federation” in High Relief

The reason for this was the announcement of a major special sale by Swissmint. It offered 1,000 numbered pieces of its first High Relief coin: inspired by the 20-franc silver coin “Swiss Shooting Sport Federation”, Swissmint issued this special version in cooperation with CIT at a sales price of 135 Swiss francs – a price which still leaves room for the secondary market. No wonder that many collectors and bargain hunters set out to secure this valuable haul at a low sale price. Most of them got disappointed. The coins were sold out within minutes. Unfortunately, some of the disappointed vented their anger on those who had sold them their admission ticket, as if the special sale were the only reason to visit the Zurich coin fair!

Completely sold out within a very short time: the High Relief issue of the 20-franc silver coin “Swiss Shooting Sport Federation”. Photo: UK.

Completely sold out within a very short time: the High Relief issue of the 20-franc silver coin “Swiss Shooting Sport Federation”. Photo: UK.

Even after this attraction was sold out, the Swissmint team still had a lot to do. Photo: UK.

Even after this attraction was sold out, the Swissmint team still had a lot to do. Photo: UK.

Collecting Is More than Bargain Hunting!

In fact, collecting is far more than just bargain hunting. Those who took the time to visit the many booths were able to get into conversation with practically all the major coin dealers of Switzerland. They were all there. Many of them had interesting products or a few very special pieces from their next auction with them. The following shows a few photos which we took of some supporters and dear colleagues of CoinsWeekly.

Travelled to Zurich from Monaco: Federico Pastrone of Éditions Victor Gadoury. Photo: UK.

Travelled to Zurich from Monaco: Federico Pastrone of Éditions Victor Gadoury. Photo: UK.

Jonas Flueck, director of Lugdunum GmbH in Solothurn. Photo: UK.

Jonas Flueck, director of Lugdunum GmbH in Solothurn. Photo: UK.

Representing Nomos AG: Dimitrios Gerothanasis. Photo: UK.

Representing Nomos AG: Dimitrios Gerothanasis. Photo: UK.

Fabio Luraschi and Giuseppina Flace of Erwin Dietrich AG. Photo: UK.

Fabio Luraschi and Giuseppina Flace of Erwin Dietrich AG. Photo: UK.

Piotr Tomczyk and Urs Arnold travelled to Zurich for Leu Numismatik. Photo: UK.

Piotr Tomczyk and Urs Arnold travelled to Zurich for Leu Numismatik. Photo: UK.

Of course, SINCONA AG cannot miss out on the Zurich Coin Fair. Here, represented by Michael Hardmeier (center). Photo: UK.

Of course, SINCONA AG cannot miss out on the Zurich Coin Fair. Here, represented by Michael Hardmeier (center). Photo: UK.

Ruth Niedermann of Numis-Post and Michael Zagorowski, who promotes his Numismatic Index numindex. Photo: UK.

Ruth Niedermann of Numis-Post and Michael Zagorowski, who promotes his Numismatic Index numindex. Photo: UK.

The Numis24 team came from Austria. Photo: UK.

The Numis24 team came from Austria. Photo: UK.

So did the Via Numismatic team from Vienna, represented here by the company founder Raphael Hiltbrunner and his father. Photo: UK.

So did the Via Numismatic team from Vienna, represented here by the company founder Raphael Hiltbrunner and his father. Photo: UK.

Would you also like to be there when the 52nd Zurich Coin Fair opens its doors? Do you live in or near Zurich and would like to learn more about numismatics during the rest of the year? Then we recommend you to join the Numismatic Society of Zurich!

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