Currency

Estonia nabs firms over euro leak

Bank of Estonia fines two companies for mishandling euro coins ahead of the currency’s launch in 2011; strong link to coin sale in neighbouring Latvia

Optimising cash supply

Central banks need to take a business minded approach to their cash-supply function, argues Brian Lang

New UK coinage meets lukewarm reception

New coin and banknote designs are almost inevitably greeted with criticism and the first new coin designs for 40 years from the UK's Royal Mint, unveiled on 3 April, were no exception. Historians, designers and MPs have already criticised them.

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