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Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship

Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship

If you are an avid collector of commemorative coins, or just enjoy the art of coin design, this is a great “coffee table worthy” book for you. This entertaining and informative book is a guide to every winning coin in the prestigious “Coin of the Year” awards. This is the first catalog honoring the winning entries from the Coin of the Year awards.

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The Auspicious Culture – Swans 20 Yuan coin FRONT

China Wins Best Silver for COTY 2021 Dated Coins

China’s Auspicious Culture – Swans 20 Yuan won the Best Silver coin category in the Coin of the Year (COTY) contest for coins dated 2021. While the unique and stunning coin was a deserving winner, China only narrowly beat out the competition, with voting the

Austria Takes 3 COTY Category Awards for 2020 Dated Coins

Provided by: U.S. Mint Austria was the big winner in the 2022 Coin of the Year Awards for coins dated 2020, winning three of ten categories. The U.S. Mint won the “Most Historically Significant” category with its Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar. One final

Cook Islands

Cook Islands Wins Most Innovative Coin at 2021 COTY Awards

Canadian Coin Review Cook Islands’ “Meteorites: Chicxulub Crater” coin was named the Most Innovative Coin at the 2021 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards. The coin, which pays homage to the famous Chicxulub crater, features a genuine meteorite insert. The Chicxulub crater is an impact

Alfred Adler

Austria’s Named Best Gold Coin at 2020 COTY Awards

The Austrian Mint won the “Best Gold Coin” category at 2020 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards for its 50 Euro honoring Alfred Adler. The winning coin, dated 2018, is part of a three-coin series that celebrates the pioneering schools of psychotherapy. The other coins in

Lithuania - 5 Euro Silver with Color

Lithuania Rasos Svente 5 Euro Wins “Best Silver Coin”

The Lithuanian Mint’s Rasos Svente 5 Euro was voted the “Best Silver Coin” at the 2020 Coin of the Year Awards (COTY). The award-winning colored coin, dated 2018, commemorates Joninės (or Rasos), a midsummer celebration that is held in Lithuania on the night of June 23rd every

Italy-Italian-Consitution-5-Euro-Silver with Color

Italy Wins Best Contemporary Event Coin at 2020 COTY Awards

Italy’s 70th Anniversary of the Italian Constitution 5 Euro won the “Best Contemporary Event Coin” category at 2020 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards. The coin, dated 2019, includes a female representation of Italia, wearing a cloak featuring the colors of the country’s flag. The Best

Mauritania Wins ‘Best Circulating’ COTY dated 2017

Mauritania’s tri-metallic 20 Ouguiya coin (KM-15) was named the “Best Circulating Coin” at the 2019 Krause Coin of the Year Awards (COTY). The coin, dated 2017, gave Mauritania’s its first COTY award to date.   Struck by the Monnaie de Paris (French Mint), the standard

Poland’s 10 zlotych silver coin

Poland Wins Most Inspirational 2014 dated COTY

Poland’s 10 zlotych silver coin (Y.902) was named the “Most Inspirational Coin” in the 2016 Krause Coin of the Year Awards. The award-winning silver coin, dated 2014, honors the birth of Jan Karski, who smuggled Holocaust evidence to the Allies in a hollow key. The

Canada Wins Best Crown for COTY dated 2014

Canada’s 20-dollar “Maple Canopy—Autumn Allure”(KM#1759) silver coin won the “Best Crown” category for coins dated 2014 in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards presented at the World Money Show in Berlin in 2016.  The award-winning coin was the fourth and final issue from the

Great Britain

Great Britain Wins Best Circulating Coin for 2014 dated COTY

Great Britain won “Best Circulating” Coin dated 2014 in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for its bimetallic 2-pound featuring the iconic depiction of Lord Kitchener on a World War I recruiting poster (KM# 1279). This was the first coin in a five-year series marking the outbreak of

Austria Gets Best Bi-Metallic for 2014 COTY

Austria’s 25-euro silver and niobium coin (KM#3227), which highlights the science of evolution, won best “Bi-Metallic Coin” for coins dated 2014 in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards. Part of the Austrian Mint’s Silver Niobium series, the stunning coin, which is dated 2014, is

Best Contemporary

Japan Wins “Best Contemporary Event” for 2015 dated COTY

The Japan Mint won the “Best Contemporary Event” category for Krause’s Coin of the Year Award for coins dated 2015. The gold 10,000 yen, (Y.248), dated 2015, is the third in a series commemorating the Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction. The Great East Japan earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011.

Britain Wins “Best Crown” for 2015 dated COTY

Britain’s Winston Churchill 2015 Brilliant Uncirculated £5 (KM-1298) coin won “Best Crown” for coins dated that year in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards. The Royal Mint released the coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death. With the release of the 2015

Austria’s 100 euro Capercaille

Austria Wins Best Gold Coin dated 2015

Austria’s 100 euro Capercaille (KM#3246) was named the Best Gold Coin in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for coins dated 2015. The stunning coin is part of the Austrian Mint’s Wildlife in our Sights series, which celebrates the diversity of Europe’s native wildlife

Cook Island

Cooks Islands Win Most Innovative 2015 COTY Category

The Cook Islands’ $2 Space–Time Continuum coin (KM#1693) was named the “Most Innovative” coin dated 2015 by the international panel of judges in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards. The revolutionary coin features a magnetic sphere at its center, which can be removed. The

Canada Historical Krause 2015

Canada Wins Most Historically Significant 2015 dated Coin

Canada took home the honors for the most historically significant coin in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for coins dated 2015. The $20 silver Canada, In Flanders Field, KM#1860 coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lt. Col.

5 Euro “Planet Earth”

Krause Coin of the Year Awards for Coins Dated 2016

Germany won the 2018 Krause Coin of the Year Award for coins dated 2016. The winner is the 5 Euro silver “Planet Earth” coin with the new polymer ring technology.  The coin was designed by Stefan Klein. An easy win in the Most Innovative category,

Coin of the Year 2015

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories, while Italy, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Austria, and the Cook Islands each won in a

Kraus Coin, Donald Scarinci, Scarinci Hollenbeck

Austria Sweeps Krause Coin of the Year 2013

Austria took top honors winning the Krause Coin of the Year for coins dates 2013 with its 50 euro gold coin, KM-3218, depicting Gustav Klimt’s, “The Expectation.” It is the second coin in Austria’s five year series celebrating the painter’s work. It was a big

Coin of the Year Awards for 2010 Coins

By Donald Scarinci Israel won the coin of the Year for its 2010 Jonah in the Whale 2 Sheqalim coin.  The coin had been selected as the “most artistic” category winner. Judges for Krause Publications nominated 95 coins issued in 2010 from around the world