CoinsWeekly editor Ursula Kampmann really gets around. A well-illustrated article in the June 16, 2011 issue recounts her visit to the Mint in Stuttgart, Germany. Here are some excerpts, but be sure to view the complete article.
CoinsWeekly received an invitation for a visit to the Stuttgart Mint. We needn’t be asked twice. After all, that mint, which is identified by the F mark on German coins, has a tradition that goes back more than 600 years. It was in 1374 that Charles IV granted Eberhard II, Count of Wuerttemberg, the right to of mint coins.
Since 1967, The Stuttgart Mint is situated in a modern building in the Bad Cannstatt, a district of Stuttgart. Anyone interested in visiting the mint is required to show his ID card and to remove any hard cash from his pockets. Anyone leaving the building – whether director or apprentice –, gets checked.
In the photo on the left, coins are lifted up from a bin to the press; On the right, Ursula Kampmann channels Scrooge McDuck.
To read the complete article, see:
A visit to the Stuttgart Mint
Wayne Homren, Editor
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