Technical Features





Poland Flies to the Future with UFO Coin

The Mint of Poland has opened this year with the release of the ‘world’s first flying coin’. Unveiled at the recent World Money Fair Technical Forum in Berlin, it floats in the air via a motor hidden inside the coin itself.

Technology - March 5, 2024 midnight

IQ Structures Expands IQ Mint Offering

Earlier this year, IQ Structures, a Czech specialist in optical nanostructures, launched IQ Mint, a technological solution for anti-counterfeit protection and the visual enhancement of precious metal objects, such as coins, medals and investment bars.

Technical Features - September 4, 2023 midnight

Colombian Mint Award for Innovative Solution to Coin Machining

The Colombian Mint (Fábrica de Moneda) has received an award from the Colombian government for technical innovation, in recognition of the development of a new technique that enabled the continuing production of the country’s two highest denomination coins, despite the breakdown of a key piece of machinery just before the pandemic struck that prevented it being repaired.

Mints - January 27, 2022 midnight

Making Money with Holographic Coins

The use of surface relief holograms to create striking visual effects on coins is not necessarily a new technology, but one that is a challenge for circulating coins because of durability.

Technical Features - January 27, 2022 midnight