A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd conducted the 60th Hong Kong Coin Auction at the Holiday Inn in Kowloon on Thursday 7th April, reaching a total of over US$750,000, and with some truly exceptional items going under the hammer.
The auction sits as an integral part of the 3-day Hong Kong International Coin Convention, and is an incredibly popular and important part of the world-wide numismatic calendar.
The crowds gather on the first morning of the International Coin Convention in Hong Kong
Over the decades that Baldwin’s has been holding the Hong Kong Coin Auction alongside our friend and partner Mr Ma Tak Wo, we have never ceased to be amazed at the level of enthusiasm that exists within that part of the world for all aspects of numismatics.
The Coin Convention itself, held at the same venue, attracts visitors from all corners of the world, some travelling a considerable distance to attend – for example from Australia, the UK and Germany.
The auction itself offered a varied selection of Far Eastern Banknotes and Coins, as well as World Coins and Tokens, with the banknotes in particular proving to be incredibly popular.
The auction was also streamed live through the Baldwin’s website, creating the ability for hundreds of viewers all over the world to interact directly with the proceedings and to bid in real time.
Baldwin’s has always viewed our involvement in the Hong Kong Coin Auction as a vital part of our international calendar, allowing us to interact directly with an audience whose love for numismatics is as strong as anywhere in the world. From the moment that the doors open for viewings days before the auction, the passion is self-evident throughout the building.
As always, it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friends in the East after an exhausting but thoroughly wonderful few days, safe in the knowledge that we will return very soon for Hong Kong Coin Auction 61 in August.