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Mint Industry Communiqué October 2020

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.

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Mint Industry Communiqué September 2020

The new £2 uncirculated coin is available in different metals, with prices ranging from £10 for a brilliant uncirculated version to £1,115 for a gold coin.
The reverse design features a missing puzzle piece, which is symbolic of a Christie narrative and you can take part in your own Christie mystery and hunt for hidden clues and surprises in the packaging.

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Mint Industry Communiqué August 2020

The MDC, which began in 1962 as a small gathering for the exchange of mint-related technology information, has grown into a global mint conference representing 41 member mints from around the world.
Meanwhile, the mint industry is
undergoing a transformation.

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Mint Industry Communiqué July 2020

Recent research undertaken by the MDC and member mints has confirmed that Covid-19 has accelerated the use of digital payments – and that the move to contactless transactions has thrown the spotlight on inequalities.

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Mint Industry Communiqué June-2020

Like most sectors, the global Mint industry was not expecting the arrival of COVID-19 late last year. As an industry however we have been aware for some time of the shift in consumer behaviour to cashless transactions that has now been exacerbated and accelerated by the virus.

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Mint Industry Communiqué May-2020

Regrettably, our showcase event for information sharing and collaboration, MDC2020, has been postponed to 31 October–3 November 2021. This decision was taken amid continuing concerns over the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Most of us are experiencing first-hand the widespread and profound impact the pandemic is having on our economies and our everyday lives. Social distancing and lockdowns have become the norm, and it looks as if they will be with us for some time to come.

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Postponement of the 2020 Mint Directors Conference

The Mint Directors Conference (MDC) and the South African Mint would like to announce the postponement of the MDC2020 in Cape Town to 17 to 20 November 2020. This decision to prioritise the welfare of MDC members and attendees, was taken amid increasing concerns for global travel as the rate of infections from the coronavirus, now referred to as the COVID-19, are growing daily and spreading between countries.

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Mint Industry Communiqué Feb-2020

2020 presents a threshold moment
for the Mint Industry. This is the year we will challenge the aradigm that dismisses circulating coins as relics of the past, and create a stronger appreciation of the enduring value that coins contribute to economies and societies around the world.

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MDC Secretary General Interview in Currency News

The name Mint Directors Conference (MDC) represents both the peak body of government mints worldwide, and its international conference, which is held every second year in a different location around the world, with MDC member mints taking turns to host it. This year it is the turn of the South African Mint, which will be hosting the 31st conference in Cape Town from 26-29 April.

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