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Malta tenders coin minting
« on: December 16, 2020, 09:59:51 AM »
The government of Malta has started a tender procedure for the minting of all of its euro coins. The tender is divided in 2 lots, circulation euro coins, 2 euro commemorative coins and euro coin sets are in lot 1. Lot 2 is for the production of euro collectors coins. Mints have until mid January to submit a bid. The tender is for a period of 2 years and can be extended 3 times with a period of 1 year depending on whether the Maltese government is still satisfied (so a maximum of 5 years).

In recent years Monnaie de Paris produces the circulation coins of Malta and Royal Dutch Mint the collectors coins.

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Re: Malta tenders coin minting
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 08:13:45 PM »
A mint outside of the Eurozone expressed interest in the tender for the production of the standard circulation coins of Malta, but was informed by the Central Bank that it only accepts bids on that tender from mints inside the eurozone. That is rather strange as standard euro coins have in the past been minted outside of the Eurozone, in the United Kingdom by the Birmingham Mint and The Royal Mint. It is unknown which specific mint expressed interest.

The Central Bank of Malta does only accept bids from mints outside of the Eurozone for the production of its collectors coins, which is a separate tender.

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Re: Malta tenders coin minting
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 06:06:23 PM »
The Germania Mint, a company owned by the Polish Kurowski Group has today launched a collectors coin for Malta. It appears that they won the tender for the production of the silver and gold coins of Malta (lot 2). From what I understand the Germania Mint does the development and sales of coins but doesn't produce them themselves. It is the first time that the company has developed a legal tender coin. Previously the Royal Dutch Mint held the exclusive rights to develop collectors coins for Malta.