The 2021 World Money Fair, an annual international coin show held in Berlin, Germany, has been postponed due to COVID-19.
“We have found this decision difficult to make, but we do not ultimately have any other choice,” reads a statement issued by organizers on the event’s website, worldmoneyfair.de.
The show was originally slated for Jan. 29-31 but will now be pushed back “to a later date,” according to organizers.
“Despite everything, we are looking to the future with optimism. If we are unable to meet in Berlin, we will have to hold an online trade fair instead. Specifically, we are planning to enable our exhibitors to attend the virtual World Money Fair based on our homepage. This will provide a platform at which coin dealers will be able to present their goods. We will also provide virtual meeting rooms that allow for direct communication with prospective customers.”
The show’s media and technical forums – highlighting the latest news and innovations from various worldwide mints – will also be held virtually if the in-person event is ultimately cancelled.
Each year, the Royal Canadian Mint is among the national mints, central banks and other related companies that attend the show.