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Offline Figleaf

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Mints coining euros
« on: July 04, 2007, 05:26:07 PM »
There are 13 EU member states in the euro zones and Germany has five mints, so the maximum number of mints would be 17. I presume the actual number is smaller. Luxembourg outsources coining and there may be others (Slovenia?). How many mints remain in the euro zone?

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 05:30:47 AM »
There is the Irish Mint in Dublin,the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht,the Royal Belgian Mint in Brussels,the Finnish Mint,Helsinki,the Monnaie de Paris (who have a factory at Pessac),& the Greek Mint,Athens.

After the changeover to the Euro in Malta on New Year's Day 2008,the Maltese Mint in Valletta will eventually be used to strike the Maltese Euro coins.

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 02:26:37 PM »
There is the Irish Mint in Dublin,the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht,the Royal Belgian Mint in Brussels,the Finnish Mint,Helsinki,the Monnaie de Paris (who have a factory at Pessac),& the Greek Mint,Athens.

After the changeover to the Euro in Malta on New Year's Day 2008,the Maltese Mint in Valletta will eventually be used to strike the Maltese Euro coins.

Aidan.

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MdP (Monnaie de Paris) will strike the Maltese euro coins. They also strike the coins of Monaco. MdP has, indeed, a mint house in Passac too.
The Finnish Mint strikes their own euro coins and those from Luxembourg and Slovenia and next year the Cyprus euro coins.
Further there are:
-The Austrian Mint (Austrian euro coins);
-Indeed five mint houses in Germany: Berlin (A), M?nchen (D), Karlsruhe (G), Stuttgart (F), Hamburg (J); (German euro coins)
-The Italian Mint in Rome (for the Italian euro coins , and Vatican/San Marino euro coins);
-The Portuguese Mint in Lisboan;  (Portuguese euro coins)
-The Spanish Mint in Barcelona; (Spanish euro coins)
- The Greek Mint in Athena; (Greek euro coins)
- The Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht; (Dutch euro coins)
- The Royal Mint Belgium in Brussels; (Belgian euro coins)
- The Irish Mint in Dublin; (Irish euro coins)\

These are the mint houses so far, concerning euro coins.
What Malta will do in 2009 is unknown at this moment.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 02:40:07 PM »
That's 15 mints for the euro area (MdP and Pessac is the same thing; the Paris establisment does not make coins) where three at most would suffice. My guess is Pessac and Berlin will survive, so who would be number three? Rome?

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 02:45:38 PM »
The Spanish Mint (or Fabrica Moneda y Timbre) is in Madrid,not Barcelona.

Malta does have its own mint.It has been striking Pound,Cent,& Mils coins since the 1970's.

Here's an article about the Irish Mint,which is more properly known as the Currency Centre; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_Centre .

What does the Monnaie de Paris's branch in Paris do,now that it no longer strikes coins?

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 04:34:04 PM »
What does the Monnaie de Paris's branch in Paris do,now that it no longer strikes coins?
@ Aidan,
For a few years after the introduction of the Euro, the Paris branch has struck Euro commemorative coins in Proof quality. Now that, too, is moved to Pessac (a suburb of Bordeaux). In Paris remaining are the sales department "Boutique", and the engraver's offices. Also, I understand, many medals still are struck in Paris.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 07:28:24 PM »
a3v1 is right, In addition, there is a research service and its library in Paris and a small exposition space used for special numismatic expositions. The building at quai Conti used to be the Paris Mint and figures on some medallions.

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 12:15:21 AM »
The Spanish Mint (or Fabrica Moneda y Timbre) is in Madrid,not Barcelona.

Malta does have its own mint.It has been striking Pound,Cent,& Mils coins since the 1970's.

Here's an article about the Irish Mint,which is more properly known as the Currency Centre; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_Centre .

What does the Monnaie de Paris's branch in Paris do,now that it no longer strikes coins?

Aidan.

You are right, Spanish mint is in Madrid, not in Barcelona :-[. Probably I thought, Barcelona is more beautiful than Madrid ;D .
Malta does have its own mint house. But the euro coins will be struck in France. You can read this on the  website of the Maltese Central Bank

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 01:10:52 AM »
JeanPar,I wonder if the Maltese Euro coins will have the French Mint privy marks.If they are,then they will be the first British Commonwealth coins since the New Hebrides to bear the French Mint privy marks.

I can guess that the Maltese Mint will be used to strike Maltese Euro-denominated medal-coins when the need arises.

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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2007, 09:56:55 AM »
Malta does have its own mint. It has been striking Pound,Cent,& Mils coins since the 1970's.
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Malta does have its own mint house. But the euro coins will be struck in France.
The production capacity of the Maltese Mint is by far too small. They simply cannot produce hundreds of millions of the new Eurocoins in only a few months' time. That's why the initial order was given to French MdP. We'll still have to see where Maltese Eurocoins will be minted from 2009 and on.
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2007, 01:47:43 AM »
I can guess that the Royal Dutch Mint is still striking the Luxembourgish Euro coins.Is this correct? I know that they were striking them in 2000 & 2001.

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2007, 01:55:14 AM »
Luxembourg calls for bids every year. The Dutch Royal Mint did not win the bidding after 2001. I forgot where later years were minted. If memory serves (it seldom does) Helsinki won once and Paris afterwards. Others will have better information.

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2007, 02:12:01 AM »
Until 2004 the euro coins of Luxembourg were struck by the royal Dutch Mint. In 2005, and 2006, they were struck in Finland and in 2007, in France.

@ Aidan, :)

In 2000, and 2001 Luxembourg did not have euro coins. I mean that the first euro coins of Luxembourg have been dated as from 2002.

JeanPar :)
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2007, 02:44:55 AM »
Until 2004 the euro coins of Luxembourg were struck by the Royal Dutch Mint.

@ Aidan,

In 2000, and 2001 Luxembourg did not have euro coins.

JeanPar,it is correct that Luxembourg never had any Euro coins dated 2000 or 2001,but the 2002 issue from Luxembourg actually bears the Royal Dutch Mint's transitional privy mark that was used during the year 2000.

It seems very strange that the Royal Belgian Mint has not struck the Luxembourgish Euro coins,considering that it was the Royal Belgian Mint that struck most of the Luxembourgish Franc & Centime coins.

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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2007, 02:51:15 AM »
It is the same as in businesses. To buy where one can provide cheapest. ;D