Cash in Circulation





Cash Handling – State of the Art Inspection of Used Coins

Beside cashless payments, coins are still a part of modern life. Minting, circulating and recirculating of coins remains a great responsibility for mints and central banks. Depending on the quality of the coin, the lifespan of hard cash can be 10 years or more.

Free - June 5, 2024 midnight

The Challenges of Circulating Coins

The Coin Workshop started this year’s Banknote Conference – which took place in Fort Worth, Texas from 13-16 May – with a mix of data, storytelling, and discussion.

Events - June 5, 2024 midnight

Anti-Counterfeiting and Traceability Updates

The Central Bank of Kosovo has released details of its efforts to fight counterfeit currency, noting that it had successfully coordinated inter-institutional meetings to design and implement effective strategies to combat the circulation of counterfeit coins, especially €2 coins.

Authentication - April 5, 2024 midnight

Creating a Level Playing Field for Cash

The International Mint Industry Association (IMIA) has issued a position paper on the European Commission’s (EC) draft regulations on the legal tender of euro banknotes and coins.

Studies-Reports - October 6, 2023 midnight

The Other Side of the Coin: Counterfeiting in Europe

Established in 2020 to support national law enforcement authorities in their efforts to fight financial and economic crimes and aid in international cooperation and information exchange, Europol’s European Financial and Economic Crime Centre (EFECC) has just released its first threat assessment on the matter.

Studies-Reports - October 6, 2023 midnight

News in Brief

The Bank of Estonia (Eesti Pank) has launched a coin collection campaign in collaboration with Estonian-based postal service and logistics company Omniva. The campaign aims to collect one million coins through a pilot programme whereby people can exchange their accumulated coins in selected post offices.

News - October 6, 2023 midnight

Spain’s Coin Circulation and Management

At the Coin Conference in Amsterdam last October, Beatriz Guia of Banco de España provided an overview of Spain’s coin circulation and management. This article is based on that presentation, with an update following the publication of the BdE’s annual report this summer.

Studies-Reports - September 4, 2023 midnight

Federal Reserve Continues to Report $1 Coin Surplus

Under section 104 of the US Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is required to submit an annual report to Congress on the Presidential $1 Coin Program.

Studies-Reports - April 5, 2023 midnight

Award Winning Coin Deposit Programme in Poland

The lack of facilities to deposit coins presents a significant barrier to an efficient cash cycle. So, it was good to hear of a new initiative from the National Bank of Poland, namely a coin deposit solution, presented at the Coin Conference.

Central Bank - February 2, 2023 midnight