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…