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Voting Opens for 2012 People’s Choice Coin of the Year Award

IOLA, Wis. (Dec. 22, 2011) — Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Coin of the Year Awards, sponsored by Krause Publications and NumisMaster.com.

[description] Twenty of the world’s most innovative, creative, beautiful and popular coins issued in 2010 by mints worldwide are up for election by coin lovers from around the globe. Hosted at www.numismaticnews.com, the People’s Choice nominees are:

-Israel Coins and Medals Corp. – Jonah and the Whale, 2 New Shequalim, Silver, KM# 477
-German Federal Ministry of Finance – Unity, 10 Euro, Silver, KM # 290
-Bank of Latvia – 20th Anniversary of Modern Republic, 1 Lats, silver, KM# 113
-National Bank of Ukraine – Pottery, 10 Hryven, silver, KM# 605
-Monnaie de Paris– Mother Teresa, 10 Euro, silver, KM# 1695
-Italian State Mint – Arts of Europe – Sweden, 20 Euro, gold, KM# 335
-National Bank of Hungary – Orseg National Park, 5000 Forint, silver, KM #820
-Mint of Finland – Children and Creativity, 20 Euro, Silver, KM#1532
-Royal Canadian Mint – Remembrance Day Poppy, One Dollar, Silver, KM# 1050
-United States Mint – Boy Scouts, One Dollar, silver, KM#480
-China Gold Coin Corp – Chinese Grotto Art, 300 Yuan, Silver, KM# 1950
-Royal Mint – London Olympics 2012 – Olympic Strength, 5 Pounds, Silver, KM#1155
-National Bank of Belarus, Battle of Gruenwald, 50 Roubles, Silver, KM#270
-Andorra Mint – Gabriel and Mary Christmas Coin, 25 Diners, Gold, KM#288
-Perth Mint – Discover Australia Koala, 1 Dollar, Silver, KM #1405
-Mint of Poland – 65th Anniversary of Auschwitz Libertion, 10 Zlotych, Silver, Y#713
-Austrian Mint –Erzberg in Styria, 10 Euro, silver, KM #3185
-Coin Invest Trust acting as agent for the country of Cameroon, Shroud of Turin, 1000 Francs, silver, KM #38
-Japan Mint – Aomori Prefecture, 100 yen, silver, Y#168
-South African Mint – World Cup, 1 Rand, gold, KM# 508
Voting will take place at: www.numismaticnews.net/article/peoples-choice-coin-of-the-year-2012 and will run through January 8th 2012 at Midnight. Winners will be announced shortly after and a special award will be presented at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, on February 5.

About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world’s largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and construction. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers more than 40 periodicals, hobby shows including the Chicago International Coin Fair and Chicago Paper Money Expo, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database.

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