Circulating Coins





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

Has the Penny Had its Day?

The lowest denomination coins – cents, pennies, whatever – are a headache, for issuers and, increasingly the public. The rising costs of production increasingly mean that the face value of the coins are outstripped by their production costs – resulting in negative seigniorage. On this basis, why do countries keep on minting and issuing them?

Circulating Coins - May 4, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

The US Mint has commenced its 2023 American Women Quarters (AWQ) programme with the release of the first two coins in this year’s series.

News - April 5, 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

New Coin Issues

To mark what would have been the 70th anniversary of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation this year, the Pacific territory of Tokelau has issued three new commemorative coins.

News - March 6, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

The Royal Canadian Mint has announced the launch of a new numismatic coin collection to honour the life and reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

News - February 2, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

As it prepares for the euro changeover next month, the Croatian Mint has created a new world’s smallest coin featuring the world’s smallest city, Hum, with a face value of 1 kuna.

News - December 20, 2022 midnight

New Coin Issues

The Royal Mint has launched a special collectable £2 coin to celebrate twenty-five years of the bi-metallic £2 coin. The £2 became the largest circulating coin denomination in the UK following minting in 1997 and introduction the year after, and the new collectible features the original ‘Technology’ design by artist Bruce Rushin.

News - November 29, 2022 midnight