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.
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
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 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.
The U.S. Mint won the “Most Inspirational” coin category for 2015 dated coins in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for the USA March of Dimes $1 KM#604 silver dollar. The coin commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Salk polio vaccine. The reverse design
The United States Mint won “Best Circulating Coin” for its America the Beautiful Program quarter honoring Kisatchie National Forest. The USA Kitsache 25 cent KM#598 was the Mint’s second win in the 2017 Krause Coin of the Year Awards. In 2010, the United States Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint won the Krause Coin of the Year Award’s Most Inspirational Coin category for coins dated 2016 with a $20 silver coin honoring Mother Earth. Designed by artist Alexandra Lefort, the coin features a 3D droplet with an inset full-color image of Earth, conveying
The Republic of Latvia’s 5 Euro silver “National Entrepreneur” was named the most artistic coin in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for coins dated 2016. The multi-faceted coin features a QR code, highlighting that it is possible to combine the art of the
China’s bi-metallic “Year of the monkey” 10 Yuan coin won the Best Circulating category in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for 2016 dated coins. In addition to the stunning design, the coin features new security features. The commemorative circulating 10-yuan coins are legal tender of
Australia won the Best Silver Coin in the Krause Coin of the Year Awards for its 2016 $5 silver “Northern Sky Cassiopeia” dome-shaped coin. It is the first of a three-coin series featuring the Northern Sky constellations. It was designed by B. King. The Australia Mint’s previously
In a somewhat surprising selection, the Krause Coin of the Year judges selected France’s Joan of Arc coin as the “Most Historically Significant Coin.” The 200 Euro gold coin is the third issue in the multi-year Women of France series, which pays tribute to three