Specification and materials analysis

For comparing and bidding the coin suppliers

The clear and precise technical specification of coins in the documentation will help central banks compare and request quotations from coin suppliers. Mint of Finland will analyse the coins in circulation and help you understand the features of coins minted in different years and, thus, the entire circulating coin stock. You will obtain information on different manufacturing techniques and materials and how they influence the coin’s manufacturing costs, life cycle and handling. Good technical specifications create functional methods for managing coin quality and uniformity. We can also create an entirely new specification for your coins. The contents of the service are tailored to the needs of each customer.

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Specification and materials analysis

The specification and materials analysis charts the materials and related manufacturing methods corresponding to the technical specifications of each coin and/or coin blank in the coin range. We will also analyse coins collected from circulation in order to better understand the uniformity and life span of the coin stock. In addition, we will analyse the risk of overlapping coin specification with those of neighbouring countries and perform a D-metrics analysis to support the specification and materials analysis.

Additional services

In addition to the specification and materials analysis, we can submit a proposal for new technical specifications for individual coins or entire coin ranges. We can also propose improvements to existing technical specifications and help you create functional quality criteria for coins and/or blanks.

Sample contents of a specification and materials analysis service package:
  • Analysis of the coin’s technical specification
  • Analysis of coins collected from circulation
  • D-metrics analysis
  • Coin confusion risk analysis
  • Proposal for improvements to the coin specification
  • Proposal for a new coin specification
  • Training
  • Report


Annukka Erkheikki

Account Director

+358 400 442 602

Micael Heino

Account Director

+358 40 631 3150

Sirpa Kuusirati

Vice President Sales

+358 40 553 1859