Hardmeier, Michael

Lawyer, numismatist and Managing Director of SINCONA AG

After graduating from school in Winterthur, Michael Hardmeier (*1984) studied law at the University of Zurich. In 2010 he completed his studies with a PhD and a licentiate. Up to that point, numismatics had not been part of his life. This changed after his studies. After a court internship at the District Court of the Canton of Zurich in October 2011, he helped organise auction sales of the SINCONA AG Zurich – and immediately developed a passion for numismatics and for working in an auction house. From March to August 2012, he returned to his career as a lawyer working for the Prosecutor’s Office of Zurich-Limmat. However, during that time he realized that his heart belonged to numismatics.

Michael Hardmeier joined SINCONA AG as a full-time employee in September 2012 and has been working across all lines of business ever since. He often travels abroad and can be found at numerous coins shows. Michael Hardmeier is a member of the managing board and, since 2013, has also been Managing Director of SINCONA TRADING AG, the company’s sister firm which operates in the physical precious metal trade and offers safe deposit boxes for customers. Since 2014 he has also been Managing Director of SINCONA Deutschland GmbH and since 2020 Managing Director of Frankfurter Münzhandlung Nachf. GmbH.

Moreover, Michael Hardmeier is treasurer and member of the executive committee of the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN), board member and treasurer of the Numismatischer Verein Zürich (NVZ) and auditor of the Association of Swiss Professional Numismatists (VSBN) and the Swiss Numismatic Society (SNS).

Besides numismatics, Michael Hardmeier has another passion: he has been playing the saxophone since he was ten years old and has been a member of the group LIDUS for more than twenty years now.


You can contact Michael Hardmeier via email.

You can find his profile on the SINCONA website.