Published On: Tue, Oct 29th, 2013

Canada wins coin minting contract for Curacao coin

Central BankOTTAWA, WILLEMSTAD - The Royal Canadian Mint announced recent contract wins with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the Central Bank of Barbados and Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten, representing both circulation and numismatic coins.

“For the past 35 years, the Mint has proudly produced coins for over 75 countries and maintaining and expanding our international business through superior quality and customer service remains a top priority,” said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.

The recent contracts include:

• Production of one-cent circulation coins for the ECCB. This represents a re-order for this denomination, with the ECCB being a customer of the Mint’s since 2008. The ECCB is the monetary authority of a group of eight independent Caribbean nations, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

• Production of five-cent circulation coins for the Central Bank of Barbados. The Mint has been proudly working with the Central Bank of Barbados since 1978.

• A first-ever numismatic coin contract with the Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten to produce painted nickel-silver coins to celebrate the fourth edition of the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, which took place at the end of August.

The Royal Canadian Mint offers foreign customers a full spectrum of coin manufacturing and consulting services; from the production of circulation numismatic coins; ready-to-strike blanks; medals, medallions and tokens; to coin distribution management, marketing and communications, and technology transfers.

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