Authentication of euro coins (CRF)

Authentication of euro coins and the handling of euro coins that are unfit for circulation

The European Commission issued the Regulation (EU) No. 1210/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2010 concerning authentication of euro coins and handling of euro coins unfit for circulation (Official Journal of the European Union, No. 339 of 22 December 2010; hereinafter: Regulation 1210/2010/EU) with the aim of establishing the effective and uniform authentication of euro coins throughout the euro area. Regulation 1210/2010/EU is binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. The institutions set out in the first paragraph of Article 6 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1338/2001 laying down measures necessary for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting, which was amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2009 amending Regulation (EC) 1338/2001 laying down measures necessary for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting, include credit institutions, and other service providers and economic entities engaged in the sorting and distribution to the public of euro coins (e.g. exchange offices and money transporters).

Regulation on the rules for reporting in accordance with Regulation 1210/2010/EU and compensation for the costs associated with the procedure of returning and replacing euro coins unfit for circulation

The Bank of Slovenia published the Regulation on the rules for reporting in accordance with Regulation 1210/2010/EU and compensation for the costs associated with the procedure of returning and replacing euro coins unfit for circulation in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 100/2011 of 9 December 2011 (Annex 1 and Annex 2) (only in Slovenian language). With the aforementioned regulation, the Bank of Slovenia drafted the detailed rules for reporting and set out the amount of compensation that the relevant parties are obliged to pay for services associated with the procedure of returning and replacing euro coins unfit for circulation.

Successful testing of euro coin-processing machines

Pursuant to the second paragraph of Article 5 of Regulation 1210/2010/EU, the European Commission published a list of all coin-processing machines, for which a positive and valid detection test report summary has been received or prepared by the European Technical and Scientific Centre (ETSC). A machine will be removed from the website after 12 months, unless it has been re-tested in the scope of annual testing or re-testing.


Regulation on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No. 1210/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2010 concerning authentication of euro coins and handling of euro coins unfit for circulation

The Slovenian government drafted the Regulation on the implementation of Regulation (EU) No. 1210/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2010 concerning authentication of euro coins and handling of euro coins unfit for circulation, which was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 77/2011 of 3 October 2011 (only in Slovenian language). The aforementioned regulation lays down the penalties for infringements of Regulation 1210/2010/EU, and the bodies responsible for the supervision of the implementation of Regulation 1210/2010/EU.