At the recent MDC Internal Affairs meeting,Chair of the MDC Technical Committee Mr Manfred Matzinger-Leopold provided the annual update on the important work of the Technical Committee.
The year 2021 has commenced in much thesame way it concluded – with emerging opportunities for the Mint industry as well as considerable challenges.
I don’t need to tell you what an
extraordinary and difficult year 2020 has been. However, I can say that member Mints have been amazing in dealing with the year’s challenges and in responding so positively to the opportunities as they have emerged. It is a reminder to all of us of the adaptability, resilience and creativity that so characterises our industry.
As we head to the year end and Christmas period the industry has a chance to stop and reflect on a year that none of us have ever experienced before and let’s hope never will again.
The Bavarian State Mint founded in 1158, hence one of the oldest mints worldwide, took active part in an innovation process which lasted almost a decade and included a considerable part of the supply chain in the minting business.