PETALING JAYA, April 1 — Do you enjoy collecting, trading old banknotes or do you have a keen eye for Malaysia’s earliest currencies?
Then head to the 8th Kuala Lumpur International Coin Fair which is being held from today until this weekend at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
Enjoying a weekend filled with learning from various seminars and prolific speakers, the director of Malaysia’s premier auction house, Trigometric Auctions
Hann Boom told Malay Mail that 2,000 guests are expected to visit the seminar throughout this weekend.
“This year is special as its 20th anniversary for Trigometric Auctions and we will see around 60 local traders displaying their collection of local banknotes and currencies from around the world.
“Not only that, we also have a numismatic gallery showcasing the country’s banknote and coinage history dating back to the period of World War II when the country was under British rule.
“History buffs who have a thirst for learning more about ancient coins can do so by viewing the preserved Chinese banknotes from the Ming Dynasty in the gallery.”
Hann added that some of the seminars the public should watch also include lectures on “World War II currency” by a collector and a lecture on “The Revelation of the NFT.”
“Some of the sessions are also facilitated by speakers from the Malaysian Numismatic Society who are experienced in the field of research, banknotes and coin documentation.
“This would be a good session for anyone to learn the intricacies of collecting coins and banknotes and also get into it side by side.
“This is because each banknote has its own serial number and can act as a physical NFT (non-fungible token) as it has its own value and no two currencies are the same,” he said. he declares.
Hann added that special limited test tickets will also be issued in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of trigometric auctions and the year of the tiger.
Test tickets have no identifiable denomination or have fictitious currency and are used by independent printers.
Anyone interested in participating in the coin fair can visit the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur from today until April 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.