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2023 Coin of the Year Awards Kick Off

Coin of the Year is presented by World Coin News. 

Coin of the Year is presented by World Coin News

The 2023 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards kicked off when the Nominating Committee met virtually Oct. 25 to consider 2021-dated coins from across the globe and narrow them down to 100 nominees: 10 coins in 10 different categories of competition. These are known as the COTY 100.

The annual awards program, to be presented in early 2023, is presented by World Coin News, sister publication to Numismatic News, and sponsored by the Journal of East Asian Numismatics. The competition begins each year when the committee convenes to select the nominees.

The 2023 COTY Awards are sponsored by the Journal of East Asian Numismatics. 

The 2023 COTY Awards are sponsored by the Journal of East Asian Numismatics

“After all the preliminary weeding down from roughly 2,300 coins produced in 2021, the COTY Nominating Committee considered nearly 400 coins from 40 countries in just about four hours,” said Tom Michael, COTY co-coordinator, senior editor and market analyst for NumisMaster. “This is the pathway a coin must navigate to rise into the select COTY 100. From those 40 countries, the committee selected coins from more than 30 of them as finalists. I really like that broad span! It tells us that an increasing number of coin producers and issuing countries are creating hand-held works of high quality on an ever-expanding basis.”

A ballot of these 100 nominees will be sent to an international panel of judges, who will vote for their picks, and one coin will come out as the winner in each category. From there, the Judging Panel will consider these 10 finalists for the ultimate Coin of the Year honors.

Coins in the COTY 100 will be announced at a later date. Click here for more on the program.