The 5th Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF) was successfully held at the Mira Hotel from 8th to 10th December 2017. As the sole organizer of the Fair, we, Eternity Numismatic Company Limited, pride ourselves on receiving lots of appreciation and support from the numismatists and buyers all over the world, which had encouraged us to strive for excellence for the next fair.
67 exhibitors from nearly 30 different countries and regions had gathered at this international fair, including numismatic dealers, auction houses, and grading companies. The diversity had made the fair a true international one.
We are always doing our best to promote the development of the numismatic industry in Hong Kong. Having received positive feedbacks for our fairs in the past years, we are strive for further improvement. We work hard to ensure a secure and comfortable environment for the buyers and exhibitors to trade, interact, and exchange ideas in the fair. To gain more coverage and support, we vigorously advance our services and recognition worldwide via various social media platforms in addition to our own website. Meanwhile, we also proactively participate in different numismatic exhibitions.
Being HKINF’s official auction house, Heritage Auctions (HA)’s biannual numismatic auction had jointly made the Hong Kong Numismatic Golden Week. Given that, the biannual auction has a continuous increase; it has recorded a new sale high recently – from the first auction of 2.8 million USD in December 2015 to 5.5 million USD in December 2017. The successful bidding rate for banknotes and coins had reached over 90% and 99% respectively. We were grateful to receive more consignments with many high-graded lots than last year. The most remarkable lot was the extremely rare 1989 People’s Republic gold “Dragon and Phoenix” Proof Pattern 200 Yuan which was sold for 408,000 USD (PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC). The 1897 China Kiangnan, Kuang-hsu “Plain Edge” Proof ND, placed the 2nd highest sales price, 240,000 USD (PR65 NGC). Being one of the great condition rarities of the Provincial Chinese Dollars, the 1914 China Republic Yuan Shih-kai Silver Specimen Pattern “L. Giorgi” Dollar Year 3 sold for 192,000 USD (SP64 PCGS). As for the banknotes, 1953 China People’s Republic 10 Yuan Pick 870 marked the highest record for this auction, which sold for 40,800 USD (PMG Choice Uncirculated 64). The 1977 Hong Kong Chartered Bank $1000 Pick 81pm Face and Back Printer’s Models was sold for 33,600 USD (Gem 66 Uncirculated PMG) while the 1929 Sarawak $25 Pick 17s Specimen had been auctioned off for 20,400 USD (PMG 58 Choice About UNC).
As usual, PCGS, NGC and PMG had stationed in the fair to provide fast grading and free consultation services.
We cherish everyone’s support and every chance to learn from the fairs. We will continually improve in order to bring the best experience into the fair to everyone.