Coins

Austrian mint ready to recycle notes and coins

AUSTRIA - Austrian federal mint Muenze Oesterreich, a subsidiary of central bank Oesterreichische Nationalbank (ONB), is preparing to begin melting down schilling coins following the introduction of the euro on 1 January.

BNM commemorative coins for sale

MALAYSIA - Coin collectors interested in buying previous issues of commemorative coins produced by Bank Negara Malaysia will have the final chance to do so until year-end.

Dutch plan euro giveaway

NETHERLANDS - On 1 January 2002 the euro finally becomes legal tender in 12 different countries. More than 15 billion euro notes and 50 billion coins will be delivered to banks around Europe over the next few weeks in preparation.

Euro coins out in Austria ahead of official launch

AUSTRIA - A small volume of euro-denominated coins have already entered into circulation amongst the general public in Austria. This is despite the fact that starter packs of euro coins are not officially due to be released to private citizens until mid…

New notes pose problems for cash machines

SPAIN - Spain's Azkoyen, one of the world's leading cigarette and vending machine producers, is already cashing in on next January's launch of euro notes and coins.

Euro's launch vital to debate in Sweden

SWEDEN - Goran Persson, Sweden's Social Democratic prime minister, believes the Scandinavian country could be a member of the single currency by 2005 if next January's introduction of euro notes and coins is a success.

Readiness for euro may be falling

EUROPE - Fewer European companies say they are ready for the introduction of euro notes and coins now than a year ago, according to a survey of big businesses in the euro-zone.

Putting euro banknotes and coins into circulation

Speech - Eugenio Domingo Solans, Member of the Governing Council and the Executive Board of the European Central Bank delivered a speech at the Euro 2002 Information Campaign conference hosted by the Banco de Portugal on 15 May.

Belgium finalises euro note, coin switchover plans

Belgium announced on Feb 6, 2001, its final plans for the switch to euro notes and coins in 2002, a mammoth logistical task which is set to mobilise all 12 euro zone countries in the second half of this year. Belgium's "Euro Commission" said banks and…

Cash launch to boost public support for euro-Noyer

European Central Bank Vice President Christian Noyer said on Feb. 2 that public support of the single currency would grow with the introduction of euro notes and coins from January 1, 2002. Echoing earlier comments from other ECB officials, Noyer said it…

New ECB website on introduction of euro notes, coin

The European Central Bank on Feb. 1, 2001, unveiled a new website as part of its campaign to prepare the public in the 12 euro-zone states for the introduction of notes and coins from January 1, 2002.The website, with the address www.euro.ecb.int, has…

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