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Monday 17 October

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

09:00 – 12:00

Coins for Cash: What the Public Wants

This workshop is part of a series organised by the MDC’s Customer Task Force to gain a clearer understanding of the key issues affecting the different stakeholders for coins, namely national authorities (central banks), retailers/dealers and end-users (the public). The workshop – organised by Dieter Merkle of Schuler Group and also convenor of the MDC Taskforce – will bring together national authorities with others involved in the coin cycle to discuss the key issues and latest priorities for circulating coins, including their role in the cash cycle in times of crisis and the needs of the public.

The workshop, which is free of charge, is open to central banks and active Customer Task Force members only.

13:30 – 17:00

Coins and the Environment

Coins have a unique place in the payment industry. Unlike banknotes, or even plastic cards, their long life means the resources used in their manufacture can be spread over decades. The denominational structure and the choice of materials has an important effect on their environmental impact, but also the optimum performance occurs when coins are recirculated close to their point of use. This seminar will focus on all of these decisions, as well as the actions of producers to reduce their own environmental impact. It will also put coins in context of the wider cash cycle including end of life.

Tuesday 18 October

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Session 1: Setting The Scene

An Overview and Update of the Circulating Coin Landscape

Astrid Mitchell

Currency News (UK)

Maastrich 30 and 20 Years On – a Celebration of the Euro and Euro Coins


Royal Dutch Mint (Netherlands)

Cash and Coin Usage Before, During and After the Pandemic.

Franz Seitz

Weiden Technical University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Launch of a New Initiative for Circulating Coins

Martina Horakova

International Mint Industry Association

Session 2: Demand and Circulation

Disruption in Coin Distribution and Steps to Improve Resilience.

Brian Weaver

Federal Reserve Financial Services (FedCash) (USA)

Pat Cuddy

US Mint (USA)

Demand Issues for the Mexican $20 Peso Coin

Alejandro Alegre

Banco de México (Mexico)

Behaviour and Evolution of the Cash Payment Trends in France 2021 and 2022.

Marc Schwartz

Monnaie de Paris (France)

New Solutions for Coin Recirculation


Session 3: Forecasting and Optimisation

New Initiatives for an Efficient Coin Cycle in Spain

Beatriz Guia

Banco de Espana (Spain)

Cooperation to Mitigate Excess Coin Stocks

Ana Pinto Pereira

Bank of Portugal (Portugal)

Revitalising Circulation Coins – The Case for Currency Redesign.

Meredith Anglin

Royal Canadian Mint (Canada)

Forecasting Coin Demand and Usage by Region.


Session 4: Denominational Structures

The Latest Data on the Note/Coin Boundary.

Simon Lake

The Royal Mint (UK)

Removing Low Denomination Coins

Ricardo Mendez Barrera

Casa de Moneda de Chile (Chile)

Redenomination – a Case Study – Analysing Demand for New Coin and Note Denominations


Update on Legislation and Public Consultation – 1 and 2 Cent Coins.


Wednesday 19 October

Session 5: Around The World in 80 Minutes

Circulating Coins in Latin America – an Overview

Francisco Mandiola

FMA Solutions (Chile)

Evolution of the Coin Series in Tunisia

Mehdi El Ouardighi

Monnaie de Paris (France)

Jihene Maatar

The Central Bank of Tunisia (Tunisia)

Preparing for the Euro Changeover

Goran Paladin

Croatian Mint (Croatia)

Travellers Tales – Repatriating Coins from Around the World

Scott Hutchings

Global Coin Solutions (Canada)

Session 6: Recycling and Sustainability

A Roadmap to Sustainability

John Winchcombe

Reconnaissance Intl (UK)

The Environmental Impact of Cash versus Digital Payments

Pascal Rencker

MDWG (Europe)

US Mutilated Coin Program – Challenges and Opportunities

Jon Cameron

Cameron & Associates (USA)

Safe and Secure Coin Destruction as Part of Environmentally Friendly Recycling.

Jeroen Kusters

Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering (Netherlands)

Session 7: Technology

Innovations in Coin Security

Mike Schubert


Coins for Cash – Introduction of the Schuler Coining Center M2R with Inline Inspection.

Dieter Merkle

Schuler (Germany)

Environmentally and Health Friendly Solutions to Coin Die Production

Juri Wehrs

Platit (Switzerland)

The Fascinating Features of 3-D Optical Inspection.

Ingo loeken

Spaleck (Germany)

Session 8: Digitisation

The Money Museum Mobile Application – MNB’s new Blockchain Technology- Based Platform.

Anikó Bódi-Schubert

The Central Bank of Hungary (Hungary)

Cash and the Metaverse.

Steve Craig

Komori (Japan)

The Virtual Launch of the Hermann Brood Coin


AI – Using Machine Learning to Slash Production Times


Using Apps and Social Media for Next Generation Coin Collectors