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Boasting a combination of eight centuries of coin-making heritage and some of the most innovative technology in the marketplace, the Austrian Mint fuses ancient and modern with a level of success that few companies can match. The vital ingredient in this mix is our loyal and long-serving staff.

An engraving academy has been in existence in Vienna since 1733, yet there is no formal educational programme in the ancient art of coin striking. Many of its secrets have, however, been handed down over the centuries from one generation of our master craftsmen and women to the next. There is no better way to acquire the knowledge and know-how required to produce coins of the very highest quality than to train on the job itself, particularly when staff turnover is as low as at the Austrian Mint.

Team spirit is an inevitable byproduct of such a process. But while technology is no substitute for commitment, through our highly skilled management team we have also established a systematic and targeted professional development method based on cutting-edge analytical and statistical techniques, without ever losing sight of the ancient craftsmanship on which our success is based. In so doing we have taken our place among the world’s minting elite.