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Eesti Pank Plans for the Year Ahead

The central bank of Estonia, Eesti Pank, ended last year with an announcement that its Omniva coin collection campaign would continue into 2024. Although the programme had only been running for three months (as of December 2023), it had already collected around 3.3 million coins – 65% of which were 1 and 2 cent coins.

Central Bank - March 5, 2024 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

SARB Reports on Mint Performance and New Coin Series

The Reserve Bank of South Africa runs the South African Mint as a wholly owned subsidiary. In its 2022/23 annual report it highlighted the issue of the fourth decimal coin series on 3 May 2023, the first new coin series in 34 years.

Central Bank - July 7, 2023 midnight

BSP Launches Coin Deposit Machines

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has launched Coin Deposit Machines in partnership with several retailers, aiming to promote efficient coin recirculation in the country. According to the bank, the machines are ‘accessible, convenient, and efficient coin exchange facilities’.

Technology - July 7, 2023 midnight

Central Banks Report on Coins in Circulation

A number of central banks have recently released their annual reports, which include the latest figures on coins in circulation. Below are a selection of these reports and the figures noted within.

Studies-Reports - June 7, 2023 midnight

Latvian Central Bank Makes It Easier to Deposit Coins

At the start of January, Latvia’s central bank, Latvijas Banka, relocated the Cashier’s Offices to the same site as its cash processing centre and, at the same time, improved the coin change service that it offers.

Central Bank - May 4, 2023 midnight

Mexico to Optimise its Coin Range

At the Coin Conference last October in Amsterdam, Alejandro Alegre Rabiela, General Director of Currency Issuance and Chief Cashier of Banco de México, described the proposals being made to improve Mexico’s coin circulation.

Central Bank - April 5, 2023 midnight