Author Topic: Royal Mint of Belgium to close  (Read 4057 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline chrisild

  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8 414
  • NW · DE · EU
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 04:10:48 PM »
Since those British lawyers have apparently not attacked the mints in CA (Royal Canadian Mint) and DK (Royal Danish Mint) so far, the term "Royal Belgian Mint" should work. The "mint" in Copenhagen even uses royalmint.dk as its domain name. Tsk tsk, how dare they. ;)

Christian

Offline onecenter

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 149
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2017, 06:20:09 PM »
Perhaps this trademarking and naming issue will go away after the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union.
Mark

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 29 016
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 09:12:15 PM »
I think "Royal Navy" is much too close to "Koninklijke Marine" and "Kungliga flottan" and I bet the Royal Navy uses an anchor and a crown in its logo also. Make them pay for such abuses!

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Offline <k>

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 19 975
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 09:18:35 PM »
I do often wonder whether everybody here knows what I mean when I write "the Royal Mint", so I often add "(UK)". It seems there is no such problem when I write about "the Queen". When I was in Germany, I noticed people just used the English word for her, saying "die Queen" instead of the expected "die Königin".

Offline chrisild

  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8 414
  • NW · DE · EU
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2017, 06:41:42 PM »
Seems that yesterday (Monday 23 October) was the last coin production day at the Royal Mint of Belgium. Just saw an article in the German language Belgian newspaper Grenz-Echo about this: http://www.grenzecho.net/region/inland/das-ende-einer-epoche-koenigliche-muenze-stoppt-produktion (unfortunately for subscribers only, but the first few lines are free)

And what did they make on that last day, according to the text? (Ignore the image caption.) 1 cent coins. ;D

Edit - Here is a "full text" article in Dutch:
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20171022_03146696

Christian

Offline eurocoin

  • Indexer
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 230
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2017, 08:36:52 PM »
It is only now I have read the article that I realized they in one of the last sentences refer to something I wrote on here and on Numisforum. Interesting as apparently there are still people who like the things I write.

Offline eurocoin

  • Indexer
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 230
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2017, 10:56:44 PM »
Mintmaster Ingrid van Herzele of the Royal Mint of Belgium just informed me that the only mintmaster mark depicted on the Belgian coins will remain that of the Belgian mintmaster, even although production will happen at another mint. She also informed me that once a producer has been chosen, they will talk about which mintmark(s) will be on the Belgian coins.

Offline eurocoin

  • Indexer
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 230
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2018, 10:14:31 PM »
Royal Dutch Mint has won the tender to mint the Belgian euro coins. For the next 4 years the Belgian coins will be minted in Utrecht.

Offline Pellinore

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1 156
    • Some numismatic books for sale on our website
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2018, 12:40:49 AM »
Thanks for keeping us posted!

— Paul

Offline chrisild

  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8 414
  • NW · DE · EU
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2018, 01:37:18 PM »
Just saw a post by Gerhard Schön in a German forum - the Belgian circulation coins will continue to have the mint director's mark of Ingrid Van Herzele. After all she is director of the Royal Belgian Mint which continues to make the designs of newly issued pieces for example. As for the mint mark, the angel's head (Brussels) is replaced by the caduceus which represents the Royal Dutch Mint (Utrecht) where the pieces are produced.

Christian

Offline Pabitra

  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 139
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2018, 05:55:30 AM »
Royal mint of Belgium has been bought over by a private owner.
Where is Luc Luycx now?

Offline eurocoin

  • Indexer
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 230
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2018, 08:31:46 AM »
Royal mint of Belgium has been bought over by a private owner.
Where is Luc Luycx now?

Luc Luycx now works as handyman for the Belgian government. It appears that he still works as freelancer for Royal Mint of Belgium in his time off.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2018, 02:34:18 PM by eurocoin »

Offline Pabitra

  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2 139
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2018, 01:42:34 PM »
Where?
In Dendermonde?

Offline eurocoin

  • Indexer
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 230
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2018, 02:35:11 PM »
My message above has now been ammended as it contained an incorrect word. Mr Luycx works as handyman for the Belgian government.

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 29 016
Re: Royal Mint of Belgium to close
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2019, 01:03:53 PM »
Company from Brecht to participate in Belgian euro coins production
By Toon Verheijen, January 22, 2019

BRECHT Mold specialist and tool shop Tools & Dies from Sint-Job-in-'t-Goor has been taken over by investment holding Groep Heylen from Herentals. Tools & Dies will be partly engaged in the main activity of Groep Heylen: the coin sector. Twenty people now work in the company, but there will be a lot more.

The investment holding Group Heylen is active in many sectors such as the logistics real estate sector, but for a number of years it has also invested heavily in the coin sector. For example, it makes all Belgian euro coins and collection coins and stores coins for more than sixty central banks. In 2016 it even took over the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht.

Group Heylen taking over tool specialist Tools & Dies is no coincidence. It wants to take over the expertise of the company. Tools & Dies has forty years of experience in making molds and tools for the metal and plastics industry. Now it may add a special feature, because the acquisition from Sint-Job-in-'t-Goor will also be used to produce Belgian euro coins.

Growth
The Royal Dutch Mint as well as Mauquoy Token Company, both part of Royal United Mint, have their own tool shop.

"It is certainly not the intention to transfer their production to Tools & Dies," says Vincent Van Hecke, CEO of Royal United Mint. "The majority of those manufactures and tools will continue to be produced the Royal Dutch Mint and Mauquoy itself. The main aim is to integrate the expertise and craftsmanship of Tools & Dies into the group and to allow Tools & Dies to grow further. We also want to give the company a new impetus."

Expansion
Group Heylen has a clear plan with the Brecht company. "In the long term, we want to make the company grow into a reliable supplier of other mints in Europe, but it will continue to do what it already does. A maximum of twenty percent of the production will focus on the coin sector. The company currently has around 20 employees, but we want to grow in the future and additional staff will be working on this", say Tim Thyssen and Guy Vleugels who will lead the company. How many additional employees it will eventually go is not entirely clear yet. The intention is that Tools & Dies stays at the current location.

Source: HLN
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.