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First Coin of 2024 is Out of This World

The Royal Australian Mint has collaborated with the Australian Space Agency to mint the world’s first coin of 2024, which pays homage to the country’s space exploration history.

Commemorative Coins - February 6, 2024 midnight

News in Brief

Royal Joh Enschedé, in collaboration with The Global Note™, has released a gold embellished commemorative banknote in honour of footballer Dennis Bergkamp, which includes an augmented reality (AR) experience provided via mobile app

News - February 6, 2024 midnight

Company News

Following its acquisition of Reischauer, the Heimerle + Meule Group has announced its purchase of the Royal United Mint from the Belgian Heylen Group, which is the world’s second largest private industrial holding company in the production of coins.

Companies - February 6, 2024 midnight

People in the News

A few recent personnel updates from The Royal Mint, Monnaie de Paris, Mint Directors Association, and Bavarian State Mint.

Companies - February 6, 2024 midnight

US Coin Production Falls to Pre-Pandemic Levels

After three successive years of bumper coin production to meet COVID-induced shortages in the cash cycle, volumes of coin produced for circulation by the US Mint in 2023 finally fell back to pre-pandemic levels.

Circulating Coins - February 6, 2024 midnight

An Update on The Royal Mint

With the end of The Royal Mint’s year including the release of a new gold bullion design, and the beginning of this year marking announcements of its sustainability progress and a partnership with the Ministry of Defence to recycle electronic waste, Coin & Mint News™ covers the most recent updates from the organisation below.

Mints - February 6, 2024 midnight

New Coin Issues

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a series of coins to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The centennial commemoration series features a fine silver proof $1, gold proof $100, and rose-gold plated $1 which is available solely as part of a seven-piece Canadian circulation coin set.

News - February 6, 2024 midnight

Majority of Europeans Support Current Coins

The European Commission has published the results of its latest Eurobarometer, a survey conducted to measure public perceptions of the euro currency among citizens living in euro-area countries.

Studies-Reports - December 22, 2023 midnight

The Debate on Coin Rounding

As those involved in the industry continuously review the cost of coins, not just production but also distribution and circulation costs, so do government bodies to ensure that the currency systems in place are best suited to the areas in which they operate.

Circulating Coins - December 22, 2023 midnight

A Year (and A Bit) in Coin & Mint News

In December 2022, Coin & Mint News was still in its fledgling stages, and we published a round-up of three key trends that became ever more apparent over the course of last year – environmental sustainability, effective circulation, and industry collaboration.

Free - December 22, 2023 midnight

News in Brief

The Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten has announced its approval of samples of the 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, and 50 cent coins for the new Caribbean guilder currency. Now that the samples have been approved, the Royal Canadian Mint – the chosen supplier of the new coins – can begin pre-production trials for the lower denomination coins.

News - December 22, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

To commemorate the centenary of Gustave Eiffel’s death – the French civil engineer and architect of the world famous Eiffel Tower and several other iconic monuments – Monnaie de Paris has created a collection of gold and silver coins. Amongst these is a €25 silver proof coin that features an NFC chip on its reverse which, when scanned, reveals the coin’s technical specifications.

News - December 22, 2023 midnight

Monnaie de Paris: from Ancient to Modern – Building Resilience for the Digital Age

Monnaie de Paris, the French-state owned mint, has been in existence since 864, making it not only the oldest institution in France, but probably in the world too. Coin & Mint News™ spoke to its CEO, Marc Schwartz, about the company, his views of the industry as a relative newcomer, and how it is meeting the challenges of today for coins.

Interviews - November 30, 2023 midnight

People in the News

A few recent personnel updates from The Royal Mint, SPMCIL, ACYS Lasertechnik, the South African Mint, IACA, and the Perth Mint.

News - November 30, 2023 midnight

New Coin Series for Morocco

The central bank of Morocco, Bank Al- Maghrib, has issued a new coin series into circulation as part of its latest round of currency updates. Alongside new 10 centimes, 20 centimes, ½ dirham, 1 dirham, 5 dirham, and 10 dirham coins, an updated 100 dirham banknote has also been issued.

Circulating Coins - November 30, 2023 midnight

News in Brief

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and struck the first Canadian coin bearing the effigy of HM King Charles III, with the $1 circulation coin becoming the first to display the portrait of a new monarch in 70 years.

News - November 30, 2023 midnight

Celebrating Sustainability at the MDC Awards

Held during the Gala Dinner at the recent MDC 2023 in Ottawa, Canada, the MDC Awards included an additional category for the first time, namely the ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’.

Sustainability - November 30, 2023 midnight

New Coin Issues

On the International Day of Child Rights, the Royal Dutch Mint (RDM) released the Free a Girl coincard featuring its first ever RDM NFT (Non-Fungible Token).

News - November 30, 2023 midnight

CashTech Innovation Awards Commend Donation Dollar

The Royal Australian Mint has been awarded the ‘Best CashTech Award’ for its Donation Dollar at the recent CashTech Innovation Awards held earlier this month at the Future of Cash Conference in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Free - November 30, 2023 midnight