The Countdown is On! Croatian Euro Coin Production Officially Begins

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, on Monday the 18th of July, 2022, Croatian euro coin production finally began at the Croatian Mint in Sveta Nedelja near the City of Zagreb, and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic (HDZ) and Governor of the Croatian National Bank (CNB) Boris Vujcic both attended the ceremony marking the start of production as Croatia’s entry into the Eurozone draws ever closer and the final loose ends are tied up.

The whole Croatian euro coin production process looks really impressive, six presses are currently working in the Croatian Mint in Sveta Nedelja, where they can produce between five and eight hundred coins per minute. The daily capacity of the factory itself is a massive four million coins, and about seventy employees are working on the rollout of these brand new coins in time for the official change over the the bloc’s single currency next year in three shifts, as reported by HRT.

It is interesting to note that the plates for the coins themselves are procured in other European countries, through various tenders, and the tool intended for the Croatian euro coin production was produced right here in the Republic of Croatia.

As we approach the beginning of Croatia’s membership of the Eurozone and the Croatian national currency (kuna) spends its final few months in circulation as legal tender, people will be able to purchase the new Croatian euro coins themselves as of December the 1st, 2022, while the Croatian National Bank (CNB) will be supplying the country’s banks beginning in October.

For more on the countdown to Croatian Eurozone membership and other politics stories, make sure to check out our dedicated politics section.


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