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Krause Publications Announces 2016 Coin of the Year Nominees

Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the 100 nominees for the 2016 Coin of the Year awards.

cotylogobigfaceEach year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. This is the 33rd year for the awards, first started in 1984 for 1982-dated coinage. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Feb. 6, 2016, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.

The coins nominated for this year’s awards were released in 2014, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing from mints and central banks from around the world.

A panel of judges who are authors, editors and numismatists, as well as members of the American Numismatic Association and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, met Oct. 2 in Iola, Wis., to choose the following nominees from hundreds received from around the world.

These nominees will now be reviewed by a worldwide panel of judges comprised of mint and museum officials, journalists and individual experts. They will choose a winner in each of 10 individual categories. A second round of balloting will select the Coin of the Year from among the category winners.

Last year’s COTY winner was a 50-euro gold coin issued by the Austrian Mint honoring Gustav Klimt’s life and his painting of “The Expectation.”

Past winners of the Coin of the Year Awards are highlighted in Coin of the Year: Celebrating Three Decades of the Best in Coin Design and Craftsmanship by Donald Scarinci, a recent release by Krause Publications. This 144 page, hardcover book features high quality, color images of past winning coins along with detailed collector information and back story, a fitting tribute to the awards and the coins honored. The book can be purchased on ShopNumisamster.com at this link: http://www.shopnumismaster.com/coin-of-the-year-t1777?utm_source=email&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=nmn-cfb-at-151007.

Historical

 

  1. Belarus – KM# 465, 20 Roubles, Silver, The First World War
  2. Canada – KM# 1659, 15 Dollars, Silver, Exploring Canada – The Arctic Expedition
  3. Canada – KM# 1683, 20 Dollars, Silver, 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Empress of Ireland
  4. France – KM# 2177, 10 Euro, Silver, World War I – Taxis de la Marne
  5. Germany – KM# 332a, 10 Euro, Silver, 300th anniversary of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit’s invention of the mercury thermometer
  6. Greece – KM# 264, 10 Euro, Silver, Aristotle
  7. Italy – KM# 375, 10 Euro, Silver, 2,000th anniversary of Augustus Caesar’s death
  8. Panama – KM# 145, ½ Balboa, Copper-Nickel, 100th anniversary of Panama Canal inauguration
  9. Slovakia – KM# 133, 10 Euro, Silver, 150th anniversary of birth of Jozef Murgas, wireless communication researcher
  10. Ukraine – KM# 710, 5 Hryvnias, German Silver, 500th anniversary of the Battle of Orsha

 

Contemporary

 

  1. Canada – KM# 1765, 30 Dollars, Silver, Aboriginal Veterans Monument
  2. China – KM# 2087, 10 Yuan, Silver, Chinese Moon Landing
  3. France – KM# 2174, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, D-Day
  4. Japan – Y# 210, 1,000 Yen, Silver, 50th anniversary of Shinkansen Bullet Train
  5. South Korea – KM# 132, 50,000 Won, Silver, Pope Francis’ visit to Korea
  6. Latvia – KM# 161, 5 Euro, Silver, Baltic Way – Latvia Freedom
  7. Poland – Y# 920, 10 Zlotych, Silver, Canonization of Pope John Paul II
  8. Portugal – KM# 844, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 25th of April, 1974 Carnation Revolution
  9. Russia – KM# 1560, 5 Roubles, Nickel-plated Steel, Battle of Leningrad
  10. South Africa – KM# 582, 200 Rand, Gold, 20 years of democracy and freedom

 

Gold

 

  1. Austria – KM# 3236, 100 Euro, Gold, Wild Boar
  2. Canada – KM# 1785, 200 Dollars, Gold, Thunderbird
  3. Greece – KM# 265, 200 Euro, Gold, Aristotle
  4. Hungary – KM# 862, 50,000 Forint, Gold, Golden Florin of Queen Mary
  5. Israel – KM# 532, 10 New Sheqalim, Gold, Jacob’s Dream
  6. Poland – Y# 895, 200 Zlotych, Gold, Olympics Skating
  7. Portugal – KM# 843, 2.5 Euro, Gold, Portuguese Ethnographic Series – The Yokes
  8. Slovakia – KM# 136, 100 Euro, Gold, Prince Rastislav of Moravia
  9. Switzerland – KM# 153, 50 Franc, Gold, 100th anniversary of Swiss National Parks
  10. United States – KM# 578, 5 Dollars, Gold, Baseball Hall of Fame

 

Silver

 

  1. Australia – KM# 2172, 5 Dollars, Silver, Victoria Cross
  2. Austria – KM# 3233, 20 Euro, Silver, Fall of the Berlin Wall
  3. Canada – KM# 1714, 20 Dollars, Silver, Bobcat
  4. Cook Islands – KM# 1671, 5 Dollars, Silver, Moldavite Impact
  5. Finland – KM# 220, 10 Euro, 100th anniversary of birth of Ilmari Tapiovaara, Interior Architecture Designer
  6. Ireland – KM# 83, 15 Euro, 100th anniversary of death of John Phillip Holland, Submarine Inventor
  7. Kiribati – KM# 79, 5 Dollars, Silver, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  8. Latvia – KM# 160, 5 Euro, Silver, White Book
  9. Mongolia – KM# 333.2, 1,000 Togrog, Silver, Chinggis Khan Antiqued Portrait
  10. Switzerland – KM# 152, 20 Francs, Silver, Jassen Card Game

 

Crown

 

  1. Australia – KM# 2134, 1 Dollar, Silver, Fireworks over Sydney Harbor
  2. Belarus – KM# 461, 20 Roubles, Silver, UNESCO World Heritage Site – Mir Castle
  3. Canada – KM# 1759, 20 Dollars, Silver, Maple Leaf Canopy
  4. Estonia – KM# 75, 10 Euro, Silver, 150th anniversary of birth of Miina Hermann, Composer
  5. Finland – KM# 218, 20 Euro, Silver, 100th anniversary of birth of Tove Jansson, Author
  6. France – KM# 2141, 10 Euro, Silver, Eiffel Tower
  7. Ireland – KM# 81, 10 Euro, Silver, John McCormack, Irish Tenor
  8. Monaco – KM# 203, 10 Euro, Silver, Hercules with Bow and Arrow
  9. Russia – KM# 1483, 3 Roubles, Silver, Sochi Winter Olmypics – Curling
  10. United States – KM# 577, 1 Dollar, Silver, Baseball Hall of Fame

 

Circulating

 

  1. Belgium – KM# 345, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, The Great War Centenary
  2. Canada – KM# 1711, 2 Dollars, Bi-Metallic, Family seeing Father off to War
  3. Finland – KM# 212, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 100th anniversary of birth of Ilmari Tapiovaara, Interior Architecture Designer
  4. Great Britain – KM# 1279, 2 Pounds, Bi-Metallic, World War I – Lord Kitchener Recruiting Poster
  5. Italy – KM# 377, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 450th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s Birth
  6. Japan – Y# 222, 500 Yen, Bi-Metallic, 60th anniversary of Ishikawa Prefecture
  7. Latvia – KM# 157, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Female head in national costume
  8. Netherlands – KM# 250, 1 Euro, Bi-Metallic, New King Willem-Alexander
  9. Poland – Y# 919, 2 Zlote, Copper-Aluminum-Nickel, Canonization of Pope John Paul II
  10. Russia – Y# 1512, 1 Rouble, Nickel-plated Steel, New Rouble Symbol

 

Bi-Metallic

 

  1. Austria – KM# 3227, 25 Euro, Silver and Niobium, Evolution
  2. Canada – KM# 1768, 5 Dollars, Silver and Niobium, Rose
  3. Falkland Islands – KM# 171, 2 Pounds, Bi-Metallic, 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands
  4. Finland – KM# 208, 5 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Loon
  5. Germany – KM# 334, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Lower Saxony – St. Michael’s Church
  6. Greece – KM# 260, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 150th anniversary of the Ionian Islands Transfer
  7. Malta – KM# 150, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 50th anniversary of Independence
  8. Poland – Y# 904, 5 Zlotych, Bi-Metallic, 25 years of freedom
  9. Singapore – KM# 317, 5 Dollars, Bi-Metallic, Latent image of 2014
  10. Slovakia – KM# 134, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 10th anniversary of entry to the European Union

 

Artistic

 

  1. Austria – KM# 3229, 50 Euro, Gold, Gustav Klimt – Judith II
  2. Belarus – KM# 462, 20 Roubles, Silver, Legend of the Bullfinch
  3. British Antarctic Territory – KM# 10, 2 Pounds, Silver, Orca Whales
  4. Cook Islands – KM# 1670, 5 Dollars, Silver – Partially Gilt, Bees
  5. France – KM# 2110, 10 Euro, Silver, Rooster
  6. Great Britain – KM# 1280, 10 Pounds, Silver, Year of the Horse
  7. Italy – KM# 371, 10 Euro, Silver, Presidency of the European Union
  8. Kazakhstan – KM# 290, 100 Tenge, Silver – Partially Gilt, Gilt Swan
  9. Russia – Y# 1476, 3 Roubles, Silver, Sochi Winter Olympics – Snowboarding
  10. Turkey – KM# 1299, 50 Lira, Silver, 600 years of Turkey-Polish Friendship

 

Innovative

 

  1. Canada – KM# 625, 5 Dollars, Silver, Bullion Maple Leaf – Scannable security features
  2. Canada – KM# 1678, 20 Dollars, Silver, River rapids – Transition effect colorization
  3. Cook Islands – KM# 1664, 5 Dollars, Silver, Anders Celsius – Operational temperature gauge
  4. Kazakhstan – KM# 283, 500 Tenge, Silver, Taikazan cauldron – Dodecahedron shape
  5. Niue – KM# 1282, 15 Dollars, Silver, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – Entire play in microtext insert
  6. Portugal – KM# 842, 2.5 Euro, Silver and Gold, 100th anniversary of Portugal’s commemorative coins – Offset gold on silver coin
  7. Samoa – KM# 270, 1 Dollar, Brass, 50 years of Mars Missions – Coin floats over stand using electromagnetism
  8. Solomon Islands – KM# 283, 10 Dollars, Silver, Solar System – Seven different metals used
  9. Tuvalu – KM# 256, 1 Dollar, Silver, 100th anniversary of first appearance of Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp – Multilenticular image
  10. United States – KM# 576, 50 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Baseball Hall of Fame – First cupped clad coin

 

Inspirational

 

  1. Canada – KM# 1724, 1 Dollar, Silver, World War II – Female Riveters
  2. Canada – KM# 1558, 20 Dollars, Silver, 50th anniversary of Canadian UN peacekeeping in Cyprus
  3. Finland – KM# 215, 10 Euro, Silver, Literacy – Diverse communication symbols
  4. Kazakhstan – KM# 286, 500 Tenge, Silver, Mother
  5. Lithuania – KM# 200, 50 Litu, Silver, Baltic Way – 25th anniversary of independence
  6. Niue – KM# 1277 – 1278, 1 Dollar, Silver, Always with you – Two coins form single heart
  7. Poland – Y# 902, 10 Zlotych, Silver, 100th anniversary of birth of Jan Karski – Smuggled Holocaust evidence to Allies in hollow key
  8. South Africa – KM# 577, 1 Rand, Silver, Nelson Mandela
  9. United States – KM# 591, 10 Dollars, Gold, Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. Ukraine – KM# 722, 20 Hryvnias, Silver, 70th anniversary of Ukraine’s liberation from fascist invaders

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