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Finnish Designer Receives COTY Lifetime Achievement Honors

By Thomas Michael This year’s recipient of the Coin of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, Finnish sculptor, coin and medal designer Reijo Paavilainen, actually began his artistic career as a painter. However, Paavilainen quickly moved to a more three-dimensional expression … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year Goes to Latvia

The day was sweet as honey for the Bank of Latvia when its 5-euro Honey Coin was given top honors as 2020 Coin of the Year during an awards ceremony held Feb. 1 in conjunction with the World Money Fair … Continue reading

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Day Two of World Money Fair

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Here are some moments so far!                

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Kicking Off World’s Money Fair in Berlin

Listen in as Maggie Judkins, Editor of the Numismatics Division, visits with the South African Mint’s Product Development Manager, Richard Stone, as he shows some new coins at the World Money Fair in Berlin!

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Nominees for 2020 Coin of the Year Awards Determined

It’s that time of year again! Time to start the process of narrowing down nominations for the Coin of the Year Program. Australian coins came out on top, earning a total of nine nominations in eight different categories, as the … Continue reading

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Jimenez earns COTY Lifetime Achievement Award

On Feb. 2, 2019, at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony in Berlin, Germany, Joaquin Jimenez had the honor of winning the 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Coin Design Award. Jimenez began his career working for several private … Continue reading

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Monnaie de Paris takes top COTY honors

By Tom Michael Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair. From the thousands of coins produced in a year, only a hundred make the cut for nomination. … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year awards given in Berlin

By Tom Michael Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair. From the thousands of coins produced in a year, only a hundred make the cut for nomination. … Continue reading

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Canada leads Coin of the Year nominations

Powerhouses or up-and-comers? Who should get the lion’s share of attention as the 100 nominations for Coin of the Year are discussed? Perennial powerhouse Canada came away with nine nominations on the list that begins the competition to determine the … Continue reading

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Ellis Island quarter and 99 more coins

The nominating committee of the Coin of the Year Award met yesterday here in Stevens Point, Wis. Each year, the challenge is to find 100 coins that represent the best of the issues for the year under consideration. We have … Continue reading

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