Danish coins minted first time outside Denmark – Minting of Danish coins has begun at Mint of Finland

Governor Hugo Frey Jensen of Danmarks Nationalbank, the central bank of Denmark, travelled to Vantaa to celebrate the start of manufacturing in person. Mint of Finland’s circulation coin minting machines will make Danish 20 krone coins. Mint of Finland will also mint silver collector coins in honour of the 50th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik.

CEO of Mint of Finland Group Jonne Hankimaa is happy about the start of Danish coin production: ”Beginning with the tendering process, the Danish project has been a great learning experience for us. We are honoured to be able to celebrate the start of production with such ceremony.”

Governor Hugo Frey Jensen of Danmarks Nationalbank is also pleased:”Mint of Finland has been chosen following a transparent tender process and we are confident that they will be able to live up to our expectations.”

Last year, Mint of Finland won the tendering competition organised by Danmarks Nationalbank. In addition to cost-effectiveness, the tendering process addressed the quality, security and social responsibility of the projects. Mint of Finland and Danmarks Nationalbank have signed a four-year framework agreement for the minting and delivery of Danish coins.

Mint of Finland Group generates revenue in three business areas: blanks, circulation coins and collector coins. The Group operates in three different countries and delivers blanks and circulation coins to central banks and mints on four continents.

The company also offers collector coins to retailers and, via its online shop, to consumers interested in gifts and collecting. The company is owned by the Republic of Finland.

For more information, please contact:

Henna Karjalainen
Vice President, Communications
Mint of Finland
+358 50 575 9197

Mint of Finland Group designs, markets and manufactures coins, blanks and collector coins. Mint of Finland Group is the strongest mint in the euro zone and one of the largest global exporters of coins. The company is owned by the Republic of Finland. By decision of the Ministry of Finance, Mint of Finland has rights to mint collector coins in Finland. All collector coins released by Mint of Finland in 2017 are a part of the Finland 100 programme organised by the Prime Minister’s Office. For more information about the 2017 events, please visit www.mint.fi