THE MINCOVŇA mint in Kremnica is set to begin producing Slovak euro coins. Production will be launched with a ceremony on August 19, Jaroslav Setnický, the company’s spokesperson, told the SITA newswire.
“At present, everything is running according to plan,” he said.
Based on a contract with the National Bank of Slovakia, the mint will turn out 500 million Slovak euro coins of all values by December 15. Part of these will be delivered as starter packs. Each of the planned 1.2 million starter packs will contain euro coins worth Sk500 (€16.6).
The coins will be in a transparent plastic bag and available for sale at banks, post offices and other institutions.
The overall weight of the 500 million coins will be 2,500 tons.
18. Aug 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports