Although governments have to sign off on any production involving their country, most of these mints are thousands of miles away from the country for which they are producing coinage. In many cases NCLTs are developed by a mint, then they have to find a government who is willing to sponsor the production. As an example, the Titanium coin that have been produced by the Pobjoy Mint were issued first by Gibraltar and when that contract fell through a couple of years later, the same series was continued by the British Virgin Islands. The series of African elephants that ws being produced by Zambia now bears the emblem of the Somali Republic . I could go on and on, but you get the picture. There are some coins that I have been trying to track down a source for years, so it's not an easy thing to do.