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Hong Kong suspends Coin Cart

BIScom Subsection: 
Editorial Staff

Media Release 1 December 2020 18:00 HK time.

Temporary suspension of the Coin Cart services

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Coin Cart services will be temporarily suspended with effect from Wednesday, 2 December 2020 until further notice. The service suspension aims to reduce social contact and the risk of the virus’ spread in the community.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) will continue to monitor the situation closely. Members of the public are advised to visit the HKMA website or social media channels for the latest information of Coin Cart services.

The Coin Collection Programme, launched in October 2014, is the world’s first structured coin collection scheme using a mobile approach. The two Coin Carts collect coins from the public in the 18 districts of Hong Kong on a rotational basis and free of charge. The coins collected are then recirculated to meet public demand, making circulation more efficient and reducing the need for minting new coins. The programme has won several local and international awards in recognition of its innovative and green approach.​

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