The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg were leaders in the development of the polymer coin, which possesses a whole new level of security. Not only is the polymer ring a visible security feature for each user, with the addition of nano-pigments it can also serve as a covert security feature. Thus, for the first time, coins can be produced that are as difficult to forge as banknotes.
Coins for Germany and beyond The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg is Germany’s largest mint, with a total of 80 employees at two sites. The two mints are owned by the regional government of Baden-Wuerttemberg and are responsible for striking 40% of Germany's euro coins. In Karlsruhe and Stuttgart state-of-the-art technology is used to produce euro [...]
Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold mints the first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”
On 8 December 2017, Assistant Undersecretary Walter Leibold has struck the very first 5-euro collector coin “Subtropical Climate Zone”. He thus set the wheels in motion for the production of the second issue of the “Climate Zones of the Earth” coin series. All coins in the series are equipped with a polymer ring between the […]