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On the future of smallest denominations in Western Europe

The future of 1- and 2-euro cent coins is open according to a EU Commission press release. However, in contrary to the worldwide trend of abolishing the smallest coins due to high production costs Switzerland decided to keep the coin with the lowest face value. more ]

Watch it: Art in Circulation!

Take a closer look at the banknotes in your wallet – you might find a genuine work of art. A Greek artist modifies euro notes and then returns them into circulation. With this project, all of Europe shall become aware of his money critique. more ]

Numismatic sensitivities

In these days Belgium and France as well had to withdraw new commemorative coin designs in order to respect sensitivities of their neighbouring countries. Winners and losers do not judge the battles of the past in the same way – not even centuries later. more ]

Citizens vote for Euro coin design

A new 2 euro commemorative coin celebrates 30 years of the EU flag. This time, though, the citizens were called to vote for the design. More than 100,000 people participated actively and now we know what the new coin will look like. more ]

Italy stops producing 1- and 2-eurocents

As of 2018, Italy will no longer issue the two smallest euro denominations. While the 1- and 2-eurocents will continue to be legal tender, prices paid in cash will be rounded. more ]

Design for 2018 common Baltic coin chosen

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin with a common design in 2018. Chosen by the public, the winning design by Justas Petrulis celebrates the countries’ mutual past, present and future. more ]

Belgian Mint ceases activities

The Royal Mint of Belgium will close on January 1, 2018. The reasons are a matter of dispute, for the institution is even said to have made a profit recently. Collectors, on the other hand, can currently benefit from the decision. more ]

Euro banknote counterfeiting remains low in second half of 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) published its numbers about faked Euro-banknotes found during the second half of 2017. The numbers continue to be very low. more ]

Finland dedicates two-euro commemorative coin to the Finnish sauna

Two distinctly Finnish elements are displayed on two of the state’s new commemorative coins that will be released in 2018: The Finnish National Landscape Koli and a tribute to the Finnish Sauna Culture. The first is to be released in spring, the second in autumn. more ]

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