Coins & Banknotes

Coins and Banknotes

Thousands of coins from all over the world will be offered during the upcoming edition of MONETY EXPO WARSAW!

A whole world of coins, medals, historical bonds, shares and banknotes will emerge during the VI edition of the fair, which will take place from 1-2 September 2017 in Warsaw. Among exhibitors, collectors will find professional numismatists, coin dealers, auction houses and grading companies.

During the second edition of Monety Expo Warsaw, visitors will find :

  • Classic coins
  • Polish Coins
  • Medieval coins
  • Modern coins ( world coins since 1800´s)
  • Latest issued coins of the world
  • Investment coins in precious metals
  • Banknotes of all sort
  • Bonds, shares and stocks

Exhibitors will buy, sell and evaluate collections, giving advices on investment in precious metals.

Participation of the Polish Numismatic Society and the Association of Collectors of Historical Shares will allow numismatists to obtain a professional advice and evaluation of collections free of charge, thanks to the presence of association’s experts.

Numismatics is a noble passion

Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, and related objects. The discipline also includes the broader study of money and other payment media used to resolve debts and the exchange of goods.

Numismatists are people in various age groups and of various professions. Polish collectors are generally interested in medieval coins, royal coins or coins of The Second Polish Republic. They collect also contemporary world coins, Euro coins as well as coins issued by National Bank of Poland. Furthermore, growing interest in foreign and ancient coins can be observed among collectors in Poland.

The Poles get more and more interested in grading, which is a service provided by specialised companies, determining the grade or condition of a coin, one of the key factors in determining its value as a collector’s item.

Moreover, numismatics is becoming interesting for many private investors, who want to invest their financial surplus into collectibles such as coins, and who treat it like an alternative way of money investment.

However, numismatic market includes far more than only coins. It includes also banknotes, medals, orders and historical shares. Coins shows, like Monety Expo Warsaw, establish perfect opportunities to develop one’s collection. In addition, they allow and facilitate direct meetings with numismatics dealers and other passionate collectors.

Polish numismatic market is developing in a sustainable way. A moment especially important for numismatics, was year 2004 when Poland joined the European Union. A very important role in development of numismatics plays organised numismatic movement. The beginnings of collectors associations go back to 1845, when in Warsaw, on Karol Beyer’s initiative, was created first numismatic association on polish grounds. During The People’s Republic of Poland, numismatists have been associated in the Polish Archeological Society, later in the Polish Archeological and Numismatic Society. In 1991, thanks to the commitment of Lech Kokociński, the Polish Numismatic Society was founded. Nowadays, it gathers thousands passionate numismatists in several dozens of local branches and circles all around Poland.

In Poland, apart from the Polish Numismatic Society, exist also many other associations. The Association of Professional Numismatists gathers professional numismatic companies since more than 20 years. Recently, in Prudnik a new numismatic initiative has been created: the Society of Notgeld Collectors.

Year 2013 is particularly special for polish numismatics. In Krakow on the 28th of June, in the National Museum, The European Centre of Polish Numismatics opens for everybody interested in numismatics.

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Justyna Leszczyńska-Bereska