Polymer Coin Wins IACA Award for Best Coin Innovation

The IACA Excellence in Currency 2017 Coin Awards were conferred during The Coin Conference in Warsaw on October 24, 2017. The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Bavarian State Mint were awarded the prize for Best Coin Innovation for their coin featuring a polymer ring. Every two years, the International Association of Currency Affairs bestows the distinguished IACA Excellence in…

‘I consider this a real innovation’

In mid-December, the Finance Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg Edith Sitzmann minted the first five-euro coin of the new series ‘Climate zones of the Earth’ in Karlsruhe. Subsequently, we had the opportunity to talk to her about the innovation of the new polymer coin as well as the special role of the mints in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The five-euro coin with its polymer ring,…

Finance Minister Edith Sitzmann strikes the first 5 euro coin: “Tropical Zone”

On Monday 12 December in Karlsruhe, Finance Minister Edith Sitzmann minted the first 5 euro coin “Tropical Zone”. The coin has a translucent red polymer ring and is the first of five coins forming the series “Climate Zones of the Earth” released by the Federal Ministry of Finance. “I am pleased to begin the minting of the 5 euro “Tropical…

Finance Minister Edith Sitzmann and Mint Master Peter Huber present the latest art medal honouring “Andreas Stihl”

On Wednesday 26 October, Finance Minister Edith Sitzmann presented the latest art medal from the series "Inventors from Baden-Wuerttemberg" in Waiblingen, together with the Head of the State Mint of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Peter Huber. The art medal is dedicated to Andreas Stihl, “Father of the Chainsaw”. “Our intention behind the art medal series "Inventors from Baden-Wuerttemberg" is to honour people in…

The Federal Ministry of Finance is planning to release a five-part series of 5 euro collector coins with a coloured polymer ring.

The Federal Ministry of Finance is planning to release a five-part series of 5 euro collector coins with a coloured polymer ring. The new series, entitled "Climate Zones of the Earth", follows concerning its topic the first innovative 5 euro collector coin "Planet Earth" (a global innovation with its blue polymer ring), which was released in April 2016. The series…

Finance Minister Edith Sitzmann mints first 100 euro gold coin “UNESCO World Heritage Site – Historic city of Regensburg with Stadtamhof”

Exactly ten years after the historic city of Regensburg with Stadtamhof was included in the World Heritage list, Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Finance Minister Edith Sitzmann minted the first 100 euro gold coin featuring the historic city of Regensburg as motif on Wednesday (13 July 2016). The coin is part of a series of gold coins, on which UNESCO World Heritage sites located…

Polymer coin receives prize for the world’s most technologically innovative circulation coin

Every two years, mint directors from across the globe meet. Among them, prizes are awarded to the best advances in coin development. The German polymer coin was recognised by this group of specialists as the world's most technologically innovative circulation coin. Stuttgart, 12 May 2016 – On 4 May 2016, the German polymer coin was recognised as the world's most…

State Mint of Baden-Wuerttemberg presents art medal honouring “Alfred Kärcher”

Ministry Director Guido Rebstock: “Baden-Wuerttemberg has a tradition of innovativeness, which has made us such an economically productive state.” On Thursday (25 February 2016), Ministry Director Guido Rebstock and Mint Master Peter Huber presented the latest art medal from the "Inventors from Baden-Wuerttemberg” series in a ceremony at Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG in Winnenden. The medal is dedicated…

A world first for the coin industry: State Secretary Peter Hofelich mints innovative 5 euro “Planet Earth” coin with polymer ring

In the presence of Peter Huber, head of the State Mint of Baden-Wuerttemberg, State Secretary Peter Hofelich officially executed the first strike of the innovative 5 euro “Planet Earth” coin with its polymer ring on Thursday (11 February 2016). Adding a translucent polymer ring to the coin makes it a world first for the coin industry. “Today we do not…