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.
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
Germany’s 10-euro silver coin commemorating the 300th anniversary of Daniel Fahrenheit’s invention of the mercury thermometer (KM#332 & #332a) was named the “Most Historically Significant Coin” in the Krause Coin of the Year Award for coins dated 2014. The award honors coins commemorating historic events that
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
Austria’s 20 Euro commemorating the fall of the Iron Curtain won the Krause Coin of the Year Award in the “Best Silver” category for coins dated 2014. The coin marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of a free, peaceful and united Europe. As described
Finland was a big winner for Coin of the Year Awards for coins dated 2015. It took home two honors, one of which was “Best Bi-Metallic Coin.” The 5-euro coin, KM-225, depicts a Lapland reindeer and features a bi-metallic copper-nickel center with an aluminum-bronze ring.
In addition to taking home top honors for its Baseball cupped clad half dollar, the U.S. Mint’s Baseball gold $5 coin (KM# 578) was named “Best Gold Coin” in the Krause Coin of the Year for coins dated 2014. Both coins are part of the 2014
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
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
Finland’s 10 euro (KM-226) marking the 70th anniversary of peace after World War II won “Best Silver” Krause Coin of the Year Award for coins dated 2015. Finland also took home an award for its 5 Euro Lapland reindeer coin (KM-224), which was named the “Best
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.