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Coin of the Year nominees announced

The following nominations kicked off the 2019 Coin of the Year competition. Ten category winners will be chosen to vie for the top award, and all winners will be recognized on Feb. 2 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.


All coins in this year's contest are dated 2017. Read more here.


  • Portugal, 7.5 Euro, Silver, Portuguese Architecture - Alvaro Siza, KM880
  • France, 50 Euro, Silver, Jean Paul Gaultier: Rooster (left), KM2428
  • Italy, 10 Euro, Silver, 150th Anniversary of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, KM407
  • Ivory Coast, 5000 francs, Silver, Elephant Relief, KM180
  • Canada, 10 Dollars, Silver, Birds Among Natures Colors: Chickadee, KM2358
  • United Kingdom, 5 pounds, Silver, Edinburgh Castle, KM1450
  • Cook Islands, 5 Dollars, Silver, Hummingbird, KM1847
  • Austria, 50 Euro, Gold, Sigmund Freud - Man & Woman Close Together with Eyes Closed, KM3273
  • Australia, 2 cent, Bronze, Stuart Devlin Revisiting a Vision (uncirculated), KM2738
  • Finland, 10 Euro, Silver, Eurostar (Liekki rug pattern with bear head denticles), KM261


  • Italy, 2 Euro, BiMetallic, 400th Anniversary of Completion of St Marks Bascillica, KM411
  • Canada, 2 Dollars, BiMetallic, My Canada, My Inspiration, KM2323.1
  • China, 500 Yuan, Gold/Silver, 35th Anniversary Bi Metallic Panda, KM2333
  • Poland, 5 Zlotych, BiMetallic, Central Industrial District, Y976
  • Estonia, 2 Euro, BiMetallic, Centennial of Independence, KM81
  • France, 2 Euro, BiMetallic, Fight Against Breast Cancer w/color ribbon (red), KM2363.1
  • Finland, 2 Euro, Bimetallic, Finnish Nature with Map of Moon, KM253
  • Slovenia, 2 Euro, Bimetallic, 10 Years for the intro of the Euro, KM130
  • Switzerland, 10 francs, Bimetallic, Gentian, KM164
  • United Kingdom, 2 pound, Bimetallic, The War in the Air, KM1440


  • Mauritania, 20 Ouguiya, TriMetallic, 2 Camels, KM15
  • Sri Lanka, 10 Rupees, Stainless Steel, 150 Years Ceylon Tea, KM191
  • Finland, 2 Euro, BiMetallic, 100th Anniversary, KM254
  • Australia, 2 Dollars, Aluminum Bronze, Hall of Memory Lest We Forget, KM2756
  • France, 2 Euro, BiMetallic (nickel/brass), The Thinker Sculpture & Rodin, KM2362
  • Lithuania, 2 Euro, BiMetallic, Vilnius Capitol of Culture, KM228
  • United States, 25 cents, Copper Nickel, Ellis Island, KM656
  • Germany, 5 Euro, Copper Nickel w/Red Polymer Ring, Tropical Zone, KM357
  • Peru, 1 Sol, Copper Nickel, Condor, KM405
  • United Kingdom, 50 pence, Copper Nickel, Isaac Newton, KM1430


  • Chad, 5000 Francs, Silver, African Lion (uncirculated), KM46
  • China, 10 Yuan, Silver, Bejing International Coin Exposition, KM2351
  • Nicaragua, 10 Codobas, Silver, Sea Turtle, KM118
  • South Africa, 1 Krugerand, Silver, 50th Anniversary of Krugerand, KM636
  • Canada, 20 Dollar, Silver, Polar Bear Footprints (Nature’s Impressions Series), KM2552
  • Hungary, 10000 Forint, Silver, 650th Anniversary of Foundation of University of<li>Pecs, KM932
  • Finland, 20 Euro, Silver, Heimola Building - Finland’s Parliament, KM262
  • Poland, 1/100 Duckeat, Silver, Polish History Series, Y993
  • Solomon Islands, 5 Dollar, Silver, Dance of the World, KM616
  • Cook Islands, 5 Dollars, Silver, Scarab - Red Dawn, KM1850


  • China, 10 yuan, Silver, 70th Anniversary of Inner Mongolia, KM2369
  • France, 10 Euro, Silver, Spirit of St Louis, KM2375
  • Australia, 5 Dollars, Silver, Queen’s Baton Relay, KM2758
  • Republic of Cameroun, 3000 Francs, Silver, 70th Anniversary of Roswell, KM96
  • Czech Republic, 200 Korun, Silver, 75th Anniversary of Operation Anthropoid, KM170
  • South Africa, 2 Rand, Silver, Heart Transplant, KM619
  • Italy, 5 Euro, BiMetallic, 50th Anniversary of Antonio de Curtis, KM402
  • Falkland Islands, 1 Silver, 35th anniversary of liberation, KM191a
  • British Antarctic Territory, 2 Pounds, Silver with color, Larsen B Ice Shelf, KM18
  • Canada, 50 Dollars, Silver, Peace Tower Clock 90th Anniversary, KM2510


  • Poland, $500 Zlotych, Gold, Treasures of Stanislaw August, Y1003
  • United States, 100 Dollars, Gold, 225th Anniversary Mint, KM668
  • United Kingdom, 1/4 oz, Gold, Brittania, KM1485
  • South Africa, 50 Rand, Gold, Two Leaping Springbox/Pracing, KM649
  • Spain, 100 Euro, Gold, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, KM1402
  • Samoa, 50 Dollars, Gold, US Capitol Interior of Rotunda, KM397
  • Mongolia, 1000 Tugrik, Gold, The Sable, KM374
  • Austria, 100 Euro, Gold, Alpine Ibex 1oz, KM32724
  • China, 80 Yuan, Gold, 35th Anniversary of Panda Hologram, KM2332
  • Australia, 100 Dollars, Gold, Southern Sky, KM649


  • China, 100 Yuan, Gold, Confucious, KM 2362
  • Australia, 10 Dollars, Gold, Trans Australian Railroad, KM2760
  • Cook Islands, 20 Dollars, Silver, 100 Anniversary Graf Zeppelin, KM1855
  • Austria, 20 Euro, Silver, Vienna Philharmonic 175th Anniversary, KM3269
  • Bhutan, 50 NG, Silver, 325 Years of Para Taktsang, KM242
  • Canada, 100 Dollar, Silver, Vimy Ridge, KM2515
  • Czech Republic, $200 Korun, Silver, 100th Anniversary - Czech Astronomical Society, KM166
  • Spain, 300 Euro, Silver, History of the Dollar, KM1404
  • Germany, 20 Euro, Silver, Reformation 500 Years, KM359
  • Finland, 100 Euro, Gold, 100th Anniversary liberation, KM265


  • Canada, 100 Dollars, Silver - with gold plating, Sculpted Grizzly Bear, KM2516
  • Canada, 20 Dollars, Silver, Bat in front of moon, KM2456
  • British Virgin Islands, 1 Dollar, Silver, Capitol Coin, KM513
  • Cook Islands, 5 Dollars, Silver, Time Capsule, KM1852
  • Niue, 2 Dollar, 2oz. silver plated with gold, Gilt Globe, KM1968
  • South Africa, 1/50 Gold Krugerand, Gold, 50th Anniversary of Krugerand (smallest diameter gold coin produced), KM638
  • Latvia, Set of (2) 2.5 Euros, Silver, Eduards Veidenbaums spectacles set, KM192 & KM193
  • Tuvalu, 2 Dollars, Silver (2oz. antique), Compass inserted in center of coin, KM346
  • Palau, 20 Dollars, Silver, Great Micromosaic Passion (5000+ minted tiles) BIRTH OF VENUS Botticelli Great Micromosaic Passion, KM562
  • Australia, 1 Cent to 5 Dollars, Various, Ten-Coin Collections - Planetary Coins, MS100


  • China, 10 Yuan, Silver, Tour of Qinghai Lake International Road Cycling Race, KM2375
  • Australia, 5 Dollars, Silver, Front Line Angels (WWI) - RAM, KM2759
  • Poland, Ten Zlotych, Silver, 35th Anniversary of Fighting Solidarity, Y982
  • Cook Islands, 5 Dollars, Silver, Murrine Millefiori Glass Art, KM1848
  • Hungary, 10000 Forint, Silver, 200 Anniversary of Birth of Zsuzsanna Kossuth (field nurse), KM929
  • South Africa, 5 Rand, Gold, Nelson Mandela - “Evil Ultimately Lives in Fear of and under threat from the uncompromising commitment to justice, fairness and human compassion,” KM626
  • Canada, 50 Dollar, Silver (10oz.), Tree of Life, KM2553
  • Australia, 1 Dollar, Silver, Many Never Returned - Perth, KM2779
  • Kazakhstan, 500 Tenge, Silver with gold plating, Dombyra with gilding and diamond, KM365
  • United States, 1 Dollar, Silver, Boys Town, KM660


  • Switzerland, 20 Franc, Silver, Yodeling, KM166
  • United States, 1 Dollar, Silver, Lion’s Club, KM658
  • Cayman Islands, 1 Dollar, Silver, Marlin, KM165
  • South Korea, 5000 Yuan, Silver, Olympic Figure Skating, KM139
  • France, $50 Euro, Silver, Guy Savoy French Excellence (Egg), KM2431
  • Bulgaria, 10 Lev, Silver, Bridge Near Byala - 150th Anniversary of Construction of the bridge, KM345
  • Latvia, 5 Euro, Silver, Fairytales, KM188
  • Canada, 100 Dollar, Silver, 1867 Confederation Medal (10oz.), KM2521
  • Japan, 1000 Yen, Silver, Asian Games, Y260
  • Austria, 10 Euro, Silver, Gabriel the Revealing Angel, KM3268a

Find out this year's category winners, plus overall COTY winner, here.

For a free downloadable PDF from the awards ceremony, click here.

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