Category Archives: Numismatics

Dr. Dean Kotlowski

Dr. Dean Kotlowski Joins CCAC as New Historian

Dr. Dean Kotlowski is the newest member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).  A professor of History at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, Kotlowski will serve as the CCAC’s historian for the next four years. Established in 2003, the CCAC advises the Secretary of the

Joseph Menna

Joseph Menna Named U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver

The U.S. Mint recently named Joseph Menna as its Chief Engraver. Menna, who has worked for the Mint for 14 years, is a talented artist, his work earning him numerous Krause Publications’ Coin of the Year awards in various categories. He will now oversee the design development aspects

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.