Archive – Circulation Coins / Blanks

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Bi-Coloured Coins Through Edge Plating

Bi-coloured coins are popular and seen as attractive. They are, though, expensive due to a complex production process. Mark Shaw explains how this process could be simplified and thus become much more cheaper. more ]

Bring color into circulation! For every need there is a matching bicolor coin

Bicolor coins are very well accepted by the users. So, which possibilities do exist to produce inexpensive bicolor coins. Dimitrina Fileva compares the different options. more ]

US Mint strikes experimental copper-plated zinc cents

The USA are searching for ways to reduce production costs of coins with low face values. The US Mint has been striking experimental 5-cent pieces in copper-plated zinc. more ]

Peculiarities of Globalisation: German Blanks Acquisition

Who could imagine that German 1 and 2 euro cents are struck on Russian blanks? This article which was first published in the Mint News Quarterly addresses some odd inconsistencies in the German blank acquisition policy. more ]

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