Thursday, 2 May 2013
Department of Finance
Euro Coins Production
53. To ask the Minister for Finance further to reports that it costs the State 1.65c to create a 1c coin, if he will confirm the unit cost of creating the following specie - 2c, 5c, 10c, 50c, 1 euro and 2 euro. [20862/13]
The average cost of producing each coin denomination is as follows:
In any given year the cost of striking each denomination of coin is dependent upon the total volume and combination of coins produced. It should also be noted that material costs can fluctuate. Economies of scale are an important element in the allocation of costs. In years of high production the average cost of production per coin falls and vice versa.