DN (newspaper in Swedish) writes that domestic AB Myntverket has lost to the competition – and their owner – Rahapaja OY in Finland; the Riksbank (Swedish national bank) are required by law to make public inquiries to see which organizations are suited for the coin production, and setup contracts for some years at a time. Apparently AB Myntverket wasn’t seen as conforming to requirements of an ISO-compliant environmental policy.
Naturally, the matter is disputed. Still, Agneta Rönström of The Riksbank doesn’t expect an appeal. After all, Sweden has only been in this business for 1012 years straight. Who said there couldn’t be more “drama” before switching to the Euro here? 🙂