Cost of producing and disposing of currency i.e. pennies, 5p coins, 10p coins, £5 notes etc

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Date released: 12 November 2015


The Bank of England is responsible for producing banknotes.   

Details of banknote costs.  

A breakdown of these costs is available in the Bank’s 2015 Annual Report (page 151), which can be viewed at:

PDFAnnual Report
The Royal Mint undertakes the minting and distribution of coins in the United Kingdom.  They can be contacted at:  

Information Office
The Royal Mint
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