Innovative technologies

Innovative technologies help deter counterfeiters and raise the aesthetic value of issued coins.
In a world where counterfeiting can cause great damage to confidence in the monetary system, the Royal Dutch Mint develops innovative solutions and techniques to prevent counterfeits. This covers visible solutions and solutions not directly visible to users. In addition to the prevention of counterfeiting, these techniques are in some cases ideal for raising the aesthetic value and quality of coins to an even higher level. A few of these solutions are discussed in greater detail below.


Advanced counterfeit protection for circulation coins 
Minted Security Printing is a unique technology based on Intaglio Printing, known from the banknote printing technique. This technique is used on specific sections of the coin as a very effective security feature. The intaglio print feels rough, quite unlike other sections of the coin, which are smooth. This technique gives the option of using the same security feature on banknotes and coins. Minted Security Printing deters counterfeiters and keeps us one step ahead. MSP© has been thoroughly tested for durability and anti-counterfeiting. Coins protected by this method are already in circulation. Minted Security Printing uses advanced techniques that have been fully developed by the Royal Dutch Mint. Various security levels are available, depending on requirements.


True pictures on coins
Minted Photo Image is a unique feature which makes it possible to print photo-quality images on a coin. This not only includes the contours or a low-resolution photo; Minted Photo Image allows you to display true pictures with a very high resolution. The astounding result of this technique is a photo-like coin of the highest quality. This innovative technique has been used by the Royal Dutch Mint on various commemorative coins in the Netherlands and for Central Banks worldwide. Minted Photo Image offers a multitude of possibilities and applications.


Multiple images on a single side of a coin
MultiView Minting offers the possibility of creating multiple images on a single side of a coin. The example of the Dutch commemorative coin celebrating the royal birth of Princess Amalia illustrates this technique. The unique design of the coin makes the image of the princess disappear when the coin is turned to the left or right. The image of her mother Princess Maxima appears on one side and her father Prince Willem-Alexander on the other. MultiView Minting offers a multitude of possibilities and applications.


The Royal Dutch Mint will gladly advise on which technique or combination of techniques is most effective for your specific requirements. We provide you with the optimum solution.