As others have mentioned, the Singapore International Coin Fair was an active, fun show. Everyone, both collectors and dealers, that I talked to was very, very pleased with the event. It looks like in just two years the Singapore Coin Fair has become one of the major shows on the international coin show circuit. I suspect that many dealers who weren't here will have booths in 2013. I certainly heard regrets from several who didn't make it here this year. The show really had everything you could ask for including lots of coins, lots of visitors, lots of excellent dealers, lots of coins trading hands, and even lots of good food.
Thanks to all the CCF members and readers who came over to chat with me at my booth. It was great to meet and talk with you. I look forward to continuing our conversations next year.
Here are some pix of the event:
The 2nd Singapore International Coin Fair was held at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Two of the stars of the show: Panda medals!
Many of the world's mints attended including China, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, Thailand,
Czech Republic, North Kores(!), the U.K., and
Peter Yeung, PandaAmerica's President, discusses numismatic matters
Always friendly service at PandaAmerica from staff like William
Free talks on numismatic collecting and investing were among the show highlights
Michael Chou of Champion Auctions Hong Kong shows one of my favorite books
How many coin shows serve duck right inside the exhibit hall?
Dealers from all around the world, like Jocou of 11 Coins Co of Shanghai,
brought their coins to Singapore
A favorite of many young collectors was the coin press that
the Singapore Mint demonstrated at the show
There wasn't much rest for the dealers at this coin fair