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: 29 May 2023 (Mon) To 04 Jun 2023 (Sun)
    (Service suspended on Saturday 3 June)
    District: Sha Tin District

    Yiu Ping House, Yiu On Estate, Ma On Shan*

     

    29 May (Mon): Normal Service
    30 May (Tue): Normal Service
    31 May (Wed): Normal Service
    01 June (Thu): Normal Service
    02 June (Fri): Normal Service
    03 June (Sat): Service Suspended
    04 June (Sun): Normal Service

     

  • Coin Cart No.2
    Date:29 May 2023 (Mon) To 04 Jun 2023 (Sun)
    (Service suspended on Wednesday 31 May)
    District: Wan Chai District

    Lay-by outside Causeway Centre on Harbour Drive, Wan Chai
    (opposite to Sun Hung Kai Centre)

     

    29 May (Mon): Normal Service
    30 May (Tue): Normal Service
    31 May (Wed): Service Suspended
    01 June (Thu): Normal Service
    02 June (Fri): Normal Service
    03 June (Sat): Normal Service
    04 June (Sun): Normal Service

     

Coin Cart Schedule (Up to 27 August 2023)

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
Coin Cart No.1
05 Jun 2023 To
11 Jun 2023
Pau Chung Street, To Kwa Wan
(near Jubilant Place)
(Service suspended on Wednesday 7 June)
Coin Cart No.2
05 Jun 2023 To
11 Jun 2023
Outside Tung Chung Health Centre, Fu Tung Estate, Tung Chung
(Service suspended on Thursday 8 June)
Coin Cart No.1
12 Jun 2023 To
18 Jun 2023
Ching Hei House, Tin Ching Estate, Tin Shui Wai*
12 Jun (Mon) to
16 Jun (Fri)

Lay-by outside Grand Del Sol, Yuen Long
(near Fung Cheung Road and Kong Yau Road junction)
17 Jun (Sat) to
18 Jun (Sun)

(Service suspended on Thursday 15 June)
Coin Cart No.2
12 Jun 2023 To
18 Jun 2023
Leung Chi House, Leung King Estate, Tuen Mun*
(Service suspended on Tuesday 13 June and Saturday 17 June)
Coin Cart No.1
19 Jun 2023 To
25 Jun 2023
(Annual vehicle examination and licence renewal)
Coin Cart No.2
19 Jun 2023 To
25 Jun 2023
(Annual vehicle examination and licence renewal)
Coin Cart No.1
26 Jun 2023 To
02 Jul 2023
Sau Shan House, Cheung Shan Estate, Tsuen Wan*
(Service suspended on Saturday 1 July)
Coin Cart No.2
26 Jun 2023 To
02 Jul 2023
(Machine upgrade)
Coin Cart No.1
03 Jul 2023 To
09 Jul 2023
Block 6, Tsui Chuk Garden, Wong Tai Sin*
(Service suspended on Saturday 8 July)
Coin Cart No.2
03 Jul 2023 To
09 Jul 2023
(Machine upgrade)
Coin Cart No.1
11 Jul 2023 To
16 Jul 2023
Luen Yan House, Kwai Luen Estate, Kwai Chung*
(Service suspended on Monday 10 July)
Coin Cart No.2
12 Jul 2023 To
16 Jul 2023
Lay-by on Tai Wo Road, Tai Po (near Greenery Plaza)
(Service suspended on Monday 10 July and Tuesday 11 July)
Coin Cart No.1
17 Jul 2023 To
23 Jul 2023
Block 6, Shing Man Lane, Heng Fa Chuen, Chai Wan*
17 Jul (Mon) to
20 Jul (Thu)

Lay-by on Tai Yue Avenue, Taikoo Shing
(near Po On Mansion)
21 Jul (Fri) to
23 Jul (Sun)

(Service suspended on Tuesday 18 July)
Coin Cart No.2
18 Jul 2023 To
23 Jul 2023
Ying Yat House, Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung*
(Service suspended on Monday 17 July and Wednesday 19 July)
Coin Cart No.1
24 Jul 2023 To
30 Jul 2023
Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate Piazza
(Service suspended on Wednesday 26 July)
Coin Cart No.2
24 Jul 2023 To
30 Jul 2023
Yee Ching House, Yee Ming Estate, Tseung Kwan O*
(Service suspended on Tuesday 25 July and Saturday 29 July)
Coin Cart No.1
31 Jul 2023 To
06 Aug 2023
Mau Chuen House, Shui Chuen O Estate, Sha Tin
31 Jul (Mon) to
2 Aug (Wed)

Adjacent to Pok Hong Community Hall, Pok Hong Estate, Sha Tin*
3 Aug (Thu) to
6 Aug (Sun)

(Service suspended on Friday 4 August)
Coin Cart No.2
31 Jul 2023 To
06 Aug 2023
Ching Chiu House, Ching Ho Estate, Sheung Shui*
(Service suspended on Wednesday 2 August and Thursday 3 August)
Coin Cart No.1
07 Aug 2023 To
13 Aug 2023
Podium outside Wai Man House, Oi Man Estate, Ho Man Tin
(Service suspended on Thursday 10 August)
Coin Cart No.2
07 Aug 2023 To
13 Aug 2023
Lay-by outside 575 Canton Road, Jordan
(Service suspended on Wednesday 9 August)
Coin Cart No.1
14 Aug 2023 To
20 Aug 2023
Lay-by on Jackson Road, Central
(near The Cenotaph)
14 Aug (Mon) to
15 Aug (Tue)

Lay-by outside 118 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
(near Sheung Wan Cultural Square*)
17 Aug (Thu) to
20 Aug (Sun)

(Service suspended on Wednesday 16 August)
Coin Cart No.2
14 Aug 2023 To
20 Aug 2023
Lei Ning House, Ap Lei Chau Estate, Ap Lei Chau*
(Service suspended on Tuesday 15 August)
Coin Cart No.1
21 Aug 2023 To
27 Aug 2023
Lay-by outside Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
(Service suspended on Wednesday 23 August)
Coin Cart No.2
21 Aug 2023 To
27 Aug 2023
Fu Wong House, Fu Cheong Estate, Sham Shui Po*
(Service suspended on Friday 25 August)
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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 : 29 May 2023