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2018 COTY Ceremony Photo Gallery

On Saturday, Feb. 3, in cooperation with the World Money Fair and The Journal of East Asian Numismatics, trophies were presented to the winners in the annual Coin of the Year competition held by Krause Publications, parent company of World Coin News and the Standard Catalog of World Coins series.

The ceremony took place in Berlin, Germany, during the World Money Fair and was presided over by Fair founder Albert Beck and Thomas Michael, senior editor, Standard Catalog of World Coins.

Take look at the award-winning coins here, and enjoy the gallery of ceremony images below.

From left: Thomas Michael, senior editor, Standard Catalog of World Coins; Aurélien Rousseau, CEO, Monnaie de Paris (two awards, Most Historically Significant Coin and Best Crown); and Albert M. Beck, founder, World Money Fair.

From left: Michael; Urs Liechti, head of marketing and sales, Swiss Mint (Best Contemporary Event Coin); and Beck.

From left: Michael; Xue Chen, People’s Bank of China, Frankfurt (Best Circulating Coin, China Banknote Printing and Minting Company); and Beck.

From left: Michael; Sandra Hanington, president and CEO, Royal Canadian Mint (Most Inspirational Coin); and Beck.

From left: Michael; Ross MacDiarmid, CEO, Royal Australian Mint (Best Silver Coin); and Beck.

From left: Michael; Gerhard Starsich, CEO, Austrian Mint (two awards, Best Bi-Metallic Coin and Best Gold Coin); and Beck.

From left: Michael; Janis Blums, board member and head of cash department, and Ieva Bela, head of coin division, Bank of Latvia (Most Artistic Coin); and Beck.

From left: Michael; Günther Waadt, mint director, Bavarian State Mint; Dr. Peter Huber, mint director, Baden-Württemberg State Mint; Dr. Thomas Dress, coinage official, German Federal Ministry of Finance; Alina Hoyer, designer of eagle on the winning coin  (Most Innovative Coin / Coin of the Year, German Federal Ministry of Finance); and Beck.

At right, Donald Scarinci, CCAC member and author of Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftmanship, accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award in Coin Design on behalf of recipient Don Everhart II, designer/sculptor/engraver, United States Mint (retired). Looking on, from left, are Jens Heise-Engelschalk, managing director, World Money Fair; and Michael Chou, publisher, The Journal of East Asian Numismatics.

Scarinci (left) accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Don Everhart II. He and Chou pose with the trophy.

From left: Scarinci, Chou and Michael stand with the trophy for Lifetime Achievement Award in Coin Design, which went to Don Everhart II, not present.

Scarinci (left) signs the Chinese language edition of his book, Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftmanship, as Chou, who distributed copies of the book at the COTY ceremony, looks on.

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