Coin Collection Programme

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.

Coin Cart Location

Service hours:10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Coin Cart No.1
    Date: 19 Jul 2021 (Mon) To 25 Jul 2021 (Sun)
    (Service suspended on Wednesday 21 July)
    District: Kowloon City District

    Fuk Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City
    (near 61 Fuk Lo Tsun Road)

     

    19 Jul (Mon): Normal Service
    20 Jul (Tue): Normal Service
    21 Jul (Wed): Service Suspended
    22 Jul (Thu): Normal Service
    23 Jul (Fri): Normal Service
    24 Jul (Sat): Normal Service
    25 Jul (Sun): Normal Service
  • Coin Cart No.2
    Date:19 Jul 2021 (Mon) To 25 Jul 2021 (Sun)
    (Service suspended on Tuesday 20 July and Thursday 22 July)
    District: Yau Tsim Mong District

    Hoi Ning House, Hoi Fu Court, Mong Kok*

     

    19 Jul (Mon): Normal Service
    20 Jul (Tue): Service Suspended
    21 Jul (Wed): Normal Service
    22 Jul (Thu): Service Suspended
    23 Jul (Fri): Normal Service
    24 Jul (Sat): Normal Service
    25 Jul (Sun): Normal Service
Coin Cart Schedule (Up to 3 Oct 2021)

Service hours:10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(* denotes LCSD mobile library service locations)

Date Coin Cart No.1 Date Coin Cart No.2
26 Jul 2021 To
01 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Road Link outside Central Piers No. 4, 5 or 6
(Service suspended on Wednesday 28 July)
26 Jul 2021 To
01 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Adjacent to Lung Tak Court Management Office, Stanley
(Service suspended on Friday 30 July and Saturday 31 July)
02 Aug 2021 To
08 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Hay Ping House, Long Ping Estate, Yuen Long
(Service suspended on Wednesday 4 August)
02 Aug 2021 To
08 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Block 1, Lung Mun Oasis, Tuen Mun*
(Service suspended on Tuesday 3 August and Friday 6 August)
10 Aug 2021 To
15 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Lay-by on Tung Hing Road, Sheung Shui Wai
(Tung Hing Road Car Park, Sheung Shui*)
Tuesday 10 August
Wednesday 11 August
Thursday 12 August

Tin Ping Lane, Sheung Shui
(between Tin Hor House, Tin Ping Estate and The Salvation Army Shek Wu School)
Friday 13 August
Saturday 14 August
Sunday 15 August
(Service suspended on Monday 9 August)
09 Aug 2021 To
15 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Playground adjacent to Tai Man House, Tai Yuen Estate, Tai Po*
(Service suspended on Tuesday 10 August)
17 Aug 2021 To
22 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Adjacent to Ching Yuk House, Tsz Ching Estate, Tsz Wan Shan
(near Ancillary Facilities Block, Tsz Ching Estate)
(Service suspended on Monday 16 August)
(Service hours until 12 noon on Wednesday 18 August)
16 Aug 2021 To
22 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Cedar House, So Uk Estate, Sham Shui Po
(Service suspended on Saturday 21 August)
23 Aug 2021 To
29 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Lay-by on Kwai Hing Road, Kwai Chung
(near Kwai Fung House, Kwai Chun Court)
(Service suspended on Wednesday 25 August)
23 Aug 2021 To
29 Aug 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Adjacent to Ying Yuet House, Ying Tung Estate, Tung Chung
(Service suspended on Wednesday 25 August)
30 Aug 2021 To
05 Sep 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Yat Sing Mansion, Tai Hong Street, Lei King Wan, Sai Wan Ho*
(Service suspended on Friday 3 September)
30 Aug 2021 To
05 Sep 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Lay-by outside Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
(Service suspended on Wednesday 1 September)
06 Sep 2021 To
12 Sep 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Lay-by on Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong
(near Tsui Yue House, Tsui Ping (North) Estate)
(Service suspended on Wednesday 8 September)
06 Sep 2021 To
12 Sep 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Chan Man Street, Sai Kung Central
(near Sai Kung Government Offices)
(Service suspended on Wednesday 8 September)
13 Sep 2021 To
19 Sep 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai
(near Exit A, Tai Wai MTR station)
Monday 13 September
Tuesday 14 September
Wednesday 15 September
Thursday 16 September

Sun Kit House, Sun Chui Estate, Sha Tin*
Saturday 18 September
Sunday 19 September
(Service suspended on Friday 17 September)
14 Sep 2021 To
19 Sep 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Adjacent to Block 5, Hongkong Garden, Tsing Lung Tau
(Service suspended on Monday 13 September and Friday 17 September)
20 Sep 2021 To
26 Sep 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Ho Man Tin Estate, Ho Man Tin
(between Yee Man House and Yat Man House)
(Service suspended on Wednesday 22 September)
20 Sep 2021 To
26 Sep 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Sycamore Street, Tai Kok Tsui
(adjacent to June Garden and opposite to the Sycamore Street school premises of Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School)
(Service suspended on Wednesday 22 September)
27 Sep 2021 To
03 Oct 2021
Coin Cart No.1
Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Sai Wan
(opposite to 42-56 Forbes Street)
(Service suspended on Wednesday 29 September)
(Service hours until 12 noon on Saturday 2 October)
27 Sep 2021 To
03 Oct 2021
Coin Cart No.2
Outside Aberdeen Centre Site 3, Nam Ning Street, Aberdeen
(opposite to Hoi Chun Court)
(Service suspended on Wednesday 29 September)
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  • Service Details
    1. Coin counting machines can count coins of mixed denominations together. Customers do not need to sort their coins by denomination beforehand.
    2. To ensure smooth operation of the coin counting machines, customers should first remove all other objects and dirt among the coins. Each customer will be requested to remove any packaging and put all coins into a plastic tray provided by the customer representatives, so that objects and dirt are removed from the coins before they are counted.
    3. To maintain a smooth customer flow, each transaction is limited to around 10 kg of coins. Customers with coins in excess of 10kg are requested to have their coins weighed and put in the plastic tray for queuing again. Customers using tools, e.g. trolley, to transport large quantity of coins are required to put the tools outside the queuing area without blocking the other customers waiting for service.
    4. All coins will be returned to the customer if he or she does not agree on the counted amount. Upon the customer’s confirmation, a receipt will be issued. Counted and confirmed coins will not be returned to the customer.
    5. The customer service representatives will inspect the coins. Any other objects, or rusty, dyed, wet or mouldy coins, or coins that cannot be distinguished will be returned to the customer in order to prevent damage to the coin counting machine (see Note 1).
    6. Coins have to be processed by the coin counting machine before they can be accepted. Coins might be rejected by the machine due to normal wear and tear.
    7. Customers may choose to receive the equivalent amount of counted coins in cash, or upload all or part of the sum to their stored value facilities*, such as Octopus Cards or e-wallets (including AlipayHK, Octopus Wallet, Tap&Go, TNG Wallet and WeChat Pay). There is a Community Chest donation box inside each Coin Cart to facilitate donation. (*The maximum balance of each stored value facility varies. The customer is advised to check it with the relevant operator.)
    8. The Coin Cart does not accept any coin other than Hong Kong coins. Also, it does not provide notes and coins exchange services.

    Note 1: Hong Kong coins not acceptable to the Coin Carts can be exchanged for face value of current Hong Kong circulation currency at branches of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), which acts as the government's agent bank for coins, subject to fees or conditions set by the bank. If there are large quantity of these coins (i.e. more than 500 pieces) or coins which are no longer legal tender, you should approach HSBC's Hong Kong Office (HSBC Main Building, 1 Queen's Road Central) or Mong Kok Branch (673 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon) for the exchange. Please note that HSBC may refuse to give value to coins if their condition is beyond recognition and suspected counterfeit coins. Suspected counterfeit coins will be passed to the Police for authentication.

  • Arrangements under extreme weather conditions

     

    Warning Signal
    in force
    at 7 a.m.

    Warning Signal
    lowered
    between 7 a.m.
    and 2 p.m.

    Warning Signal
    lowered
    after 2 p.m.

    Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above
    or
    Black Rainstorm Warning Signal

    Service suspended

    Service resumes
    within 2 hours

    Service remains
    suspended
    for the day

  • Coins accepted by Coin Carts

    Coin Collection Programme accepts the following Hong Kong coins

    • 10¢ coins of 1982 or after
    • 20¢ coins of 1975 or after
    • 50¢ coins of 1977 or after
    • $1 coins of 1978 or after
    • $2 coins of 1975 or after
    • $5 coins of 1980 or after
    • All $10 coins
  • Coin cart photos and video
    • Do you know? In 1863 the Hong Kong Government produced Hong Kong’s first legal tender coin, a one-mil “Yi Wen” coin with a design based on the traditional Chinese cosmology of the hemispherical dome (square earth under a round sky).

    • Do you know? The first five-cent silver coin was issued in 1866. It weighed 0.036 taels. At that time, vegetable wholesalers made their bids discreetly by communicating in codes. “Dau” and “Ling” represented “3” and “6” respectively. The coin was therefore commonly known as “Dau Ling”.

    • Do you know? In the past a fifty-cent coin was also known as “half dollar.” In 1910s fifty cents could buy a decent Chinese style dinner.

    • Do you know? For replacement of one-dollar notes, Hong Kong issued one-dollar coins in 1960. It was the highest-value and largest coin at that time, earning itself a nickname “Dai Beng”, meaning “big cake”.

    • Do you know? Since 1993, “Queen’s Head” coins returning to the reserves have not been re-circulated. At the end of 2013, a total of 880 million “Queen’s Head” coins have been retrieved from circulation.

    • Do you know? There are no coins in circulation showing years of minting “1999” to “2011” because there had been no demand for minting new coins during these years.

    • Do you know? At the end of 2013 around 6 billion coins were in circulation in Hong Kong. They weighed 30,000 tons, equivalent to 2,000 double-deck buses.

    • Do you know? Hong Kong coins are mainly made of copper, nickel, zinc or plated steel.

    • Coin cart time lapse video

      Coin cart time lapse video

Last revision date : 19 July 2021