The Directory of Circulating Coins

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See How The World's Coins Are Changing

Worldwide, the coins being issued today are undergoing a transformation, combining unique technological innovations and new security features with novel designs, details and materials. Keep up-to-date with these changes with the Directory of Circulating Coins. 

Published by Currency News™, the Directory of Circulating Coins is the only guide to every circulating coin in the world – making it an invaluable reference and research tool.

The second edition was published in Spring 2016. The directory is available in print and pdf formats.

We use the Directory all the time. It is the most useful reference book we have”

The Royal Mint

Complimentary copies

The Directory is available free of charge to all coin specifiers and issuers. Subscribers to Currency News can receive a copy at a special discounted rate.

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Every Coin, Every Country: One Indispensable Guide

The new directory provides detailed information on all the circulating coins in the world – including up-to-date information, specification and images in one concise and easy-to-use volume.

This makes it an indispensable guide for anyone involved in the design, production, quality control, validation or use of coins.

  • Over 200 A4 pages
  • Covers every coin from the Afghani and the Ariary through to the Yuan and the Zloty
  • Details of every denomination of each country’s circulating coins
  • Includes real-size images of the obverse and reverse of each coin
  • Features dates for Year First Minted and Last Known Year of Minting
  • Information on composition, diameter, weight, edge detail, and description of motifs, security features and special notes.


How to Order Your Copy

The Directory of Circulating Coins is available in hard copy format or as a pdf.

The price is the same for either option. Buy both and save 50%.

Central Banks and Coin Issuing Authorities

First copy free of charge

Currency News Subscribers

Either printed or pdf format - £30 (€39 or $50)

Both printed and pdf format - £45 (€59 or $75)


Either printed or pdf format - £270 (€351 or $446)

Both printed and pdf format - £400 (€520 or $660)

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