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Krause Publications Releases 2013 Coin of the Year Nominees

IOLA, Wis. (Oct. 18, 2012) – Krause Publications, a worldwide leader in coin and paper money publishing, has announced the nominees for the 2013 Coin of the Year awards. Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, during first weekend of February 2013.

The coins nominated for this year’s awards were released in 2011, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing from mints and central banks from around the world.

A panel of judges including authors, editors, numismatists and members of the American numismatic association met on October 12 to choose the following nominees from hundreds received from around the world.

These nominees will now go on to be judged by a worldwide panel of mint and museum officials, journalists and individual experts, to decide a winner in each individual category, and in the end, the final Coin of the Year.

Below are the nominees for the 2013 Krause Publications Coin of the Year Awards.

Most Historically Significant Coin
Germany – KM# 296, 10 Euro Silver, 125th Anniversary of the Automobile
France – KM# 1795, 10 Euro Silver, Jacques Cartier Explorer
Canada – KM#  1087, 1 Dollar Silver, 100th Anniversary of Canada Parks
Bulgaria – KM# 314, 10 Leva, Silver, Khan Krum
Falkland Islands – KM# 158, 1 Crown, Copper-Nickel Amundsen South Pole
Great Britain – KM# 1200, 2 Pounds, Bi-Metallic Copper Nickel, Nickel Brass, King James Bible
Australia – Royal Australian Mint – KM# 1642, 20 Cents, Copper-Nickel, 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day
Italy – KM# 341, 5 Euro, Silver, Italy Unification
Czech Republic – KM# 120, 200 Korun, silver, 100th Anniversary of Flight – Jana Kaspara
Kyrgyzstan – KM# 48, 10 Som, Silver, Silk Road

Best Contemporary Event
France – KM# 1785, 10 Euro Silver, Euro Starter Kit
Netherlands – KM# 301, 5 Euro Silver, 50th Anniversary of World Wildlife Fund
Australia – Royal Australian Mint – KM# 1528, One Dollar Silver, Gallipoli
Great Britain – KM# 1202, 5 pounds, Copper-Nickel, Olympic Countdown
Poland – Y# 771, 20 Zlotych, silver, Smolensk Plane Crash
Austria – KM# 3204, 25 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Mars Rover
Estonia – KM# 71, 10 Euro Silver, Estonia’s Future
Russia – Y# 1087, 3 Rubles, Silver, Yuri Gagarin First Man in Space
Kazakhstan – KM# 216, 50,000 Tenge, Gold, 20th Anniversary of Independence
Ukraine – KM# 630, 100 Hryven, Gold, 20th Anniversary of Independence

Best Gold Coin
Austria – KM# 3202, 50 Euro, Gold, Joanneum Museum
Australia – Perth Mint – KM# 1611, 25 Dollars, Gold, Square Platypus Dreaming
Fiji – KM# 215, One Ounce Bullion, Gold, Beach Scene
Israel – KM# 491, One Ounce Bullion, Gold, Lion and Western Wall
Slovakia – KM# 119, 100 Euro, Prince Pribina Nitra
South Africa – KM# 511, 50 Rand, Gold, Mircats
Canada – KM# 1165, 200 Dollars, Gold, Canada, Mountie on Horseback
Czech Republic – KM# 125, 5,000 Korun, Gold, Stribro Bridge
Vatican City – KM# 432, 50 Euro, Gold, Crucifixion of Saint Peter
France – KM# 1817, 50 Euro, Gold, TGV Express Train

Best Silver Coin
Armenia – KM# 196, 500 Dram, One Ounce Silver, Noah’s Ark
Canada – KM# 1176, 20 Dollar, Silver, Canoe and Reflection
Andorra – KM# 326, 5 Diners, Silver, Golden Eagle – Wildlife of the Pyrenees
Turkey – KM# 1274 50 Lira, Silver, Hejaz Railway
China – KM# 1972, 10 Yuan, Silver, Year of the Rabbit
South Korea – KM# 121, 50,000 Won, Silver, Jeju Volcano and Lava Tubes
Australia – Perth Mint– KM# 1605, One Dollar, One Ounce, Silver, Hi-Relief Concave Kangaroo
Netherlands – KM# 304, 5 Euro, Silver, Queen Looking Through the Window
Somali Republic – KM# 230, 100 Shillings, Elephant Bullion Coin
Belarus – KM# 380, 20 Rubles, Silver, Arabic Dance

Best Crown Coin
Great Britain – KM# 1201, 5 Pounds, Copper-Nickel, Prince Philip 90th Birthday
Armenia – KM# 99, 1,000 Dram, Colorized Silver, Poppy Plant
Slovakia – KM# 117, 10 Euro, Silver, 100th Anniversary of Jan Cikker’s Birth
France – KM# 1802, 10 Euro, Silver, Charlemagne
Portugal – KM# 808, 10 Euro, Silver, Spain and Portugal Entry into the E.U.
Fiji – KM# 210, 5 Dollars, Silver, Map of Berlin
Latvia – KM# 122, 1 Lats, Silver, Riga City View
Russia – Y# 1294, 3 Rubles, Silver, Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing
Cook Islands – KM# 1403, 20 Dollars, Silver, Franz Marc Blue Horse
Ireland – KM# 67, 10 Euro, Silver, St. Brendan The Navigator

Best Trade Coin
Great Britain – KM# 1196, 50 Pence, Copper- Nickel, World Wildlife Fund
Latvia – KM# 119, 1 Lats, Copper-Nickel, Beer Stein
Peru – KM# 346, Nuevo Sol, Copper-Nickel, Monastery of Santa Catalina
Poland – KM# 792, 2 Zlote, Silesian Uprising
Greece – KM# 239, 2 Euro, Copper-Nickel, Special Olympics
Lithuania – KM# 177, 1 Litas, Copper-Nickel, Basketball
Russia – Y# 1298, 25 Rubles, Copper-Nickel, Sochi Olympics 2014
Denmark – KM# 941, 20 Kroner, Aluminum-Bronze, Ship Hjejlen
Uruguay – KM# 134, 10 Pesos Uruguayos, Bi-Metallic Brass, Puma and the Sunrise
China – KM# 1992, 5 Yuan, Brass, 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party

Most Popular Coin
France – KM# 1823, 10 Euro, Silver, 50th Anniversary Andy Warhol
Great Britain – KM# 1203, 5 Pounds, Copper-Nickel, Royal Wedding
Great Britain – KM# 1193, 50 Pence, London Olympics – Offside Rule
Niue – New Zealand Mint – KM# 654, 1 Dollar, Silver-Plated Copper, Star Wars Series – Yoda
United States – KM# 496, 25 Cents, Copper-Nickel Clad, Olympic National Park
Tuvalu – Perth Mint – KM# 195, 1 Dollar, Silver, Working Dogs – Beagle
Mongolia – KM# 309, 500 Tugrik, Silver, Owl’s Head With Crystal Eyes
Poland – Y# 773, 20 Zlotych, Silver, Pope John Paul II Beatification
Austria – KM# 3195, 5 Euro, Silver, Pummerin Bell
China – KM# 1980, 10 Yuan, Silver, Panda Bullion Coin

Most Artistic Coin
Slovenia – KM# 102, 30 Euro, Silver, 20th Anniversary of Independence
Lithuania – KM# 175, 10 Litu, Silver, Comedy and Tragedy
Latvia – KM# 120, Lats, Silver Square, Aleksandris Caks
France – KM# 1809, 10 Euro, Silver, Palace of Versailles
Czech Republic – KM# 121, 200 Korun, 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Jiri Melantrich
Canada – KM# 1131, 5 Dollars, Silver, Fall Moon
Fiji – KM# 151, 2 Dollars, Silver, Hawksbill Taku Sea Turtle
Kazakhstan – KM# 215, 500 Tenge, Silver, Sturgeon Fish
France – KM# 1835, 10 Euro, Silver, Comic Strip 13
Finland – KM# 166, 10 Euro, Silver, Kaj Franck

Most Innovative Coinage
Benin – KM# 73, 1,000 Francs, Silver, Cannabis Leaf in Green
Cameroon – KM# 50, 1,000 Francs, Silver, Butterfly with 3-D Movable Wings
Latvia – KM# 126, Lats, Silver, Granite Rock Insert
Fiji – KM# 177, 1 Dollar, Silver, Filigree Rabbit
Netherlands – KM# 302, 5 Euro, Silver, Screw Press with QR Code
Lao People’s Democratic Republic – KM# 152, Lunar Year of the Rabbit With Jade Ring
Australia – Royal Australian Mint – KM# 1547, 20 Cents, Cricket
Cook Islands – KM# 1381, 5 Dollars, Silver, Muonionalusta Meteor
Niue – KM# 741, One Dollar, Silver, Key-Shaped Cat Walking Through Door
Togo – KM# 62, 100 Francs, Colorized Silver, Prism Lion

Most Inspirational Coinage
Palau – KM# 347, One Dollar, Silver, Beatification of John Paul II
Kyrgyzstan – KM# 49, 10 Som, Colorized Silver, World of Our Children
Cook Islands – KM# 1353, 5 Dollars, Colorized Silver, Vertical Rectangle, Patron Saints – Mary Magdalene
Poland – Y# 796, 10 Zlotych, Silver, 100th Anniversary of the Society for the Protection of the Blind
Canada – KM# 1090, 3 Dollars, Bi-Metallic Silver, Eskimo Mother and Child
British Virgin Islands – KM# 406, 10 Dollars, Silver, World Trade Center Memorial
Great Britain – KM# 1187, 50 Pence, Silver, Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby
Canada – KM# 1149, 5 Dollar, Gold, Norman Bethune
Ukraine – KM# 617, 20 Hryven, Silver, Peresopnytsia Gospels
Finland – KM# 165, 10 Euros, Silver, Hella Wuolijiki

About Krause Publications
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