Royal Canadian Mint Making Waves in the Caribbean

OTTAWA, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce 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, namely namely 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 4th 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.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint

For further information:

Christine Aquino
Director, Communications
Telephone: (613) 993-9999
aquino@mint.ca


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