Individual category winners and the top Coin Of The Year prize were announced on Feb. 3, 2018, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.
All coins in the contest are dated 2016.
MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT COIN
(for events that date back 100 years or more)
Monnaie de Paris
200 Euro, Gold
Joan of Arc
Monnaie de Paris
50 Euro, Silver
Van Cleef and Arpels
BEST CONTEMPORARY EVENT COIN
(for events that occurred less than 100 years ago)
20 Francs, Silver
BEST CIRCULATING COIN
China Banknote Printing and Minting
10 Yuan, Bi-Metallic
Year of the Monkey, with Security Features
MOST INSPIRATIONAL COIN
Royal Canadian Mint
20 Dollars, Silver
Mother Earth, 3-D Droplet
BEST SILVER COIN
Royal Australian Mint
5 Dollars, Silver
Northern Sky Cassiopeia, Dome-Shaped
BEST BI-METALLIC COIN
25 Euro, Bi-Metallic Niobium Silver
BEST GOLD COIN
100 Euro, Gold
Wildlife in Our Sights, The Fox
MOST ARTISTIC COIN
Bank of Latvia
5 Euro, Silver
National Entrepreneur, Multi-Faceted and QR Code
MOST INNOVATIVE COIN / COIN OF THE YEAR
German Federal Ministry of Finance
5 Euro, Copper-Nickel
Planet Earth, Polymer Ring with
Different Blue Pigment for Each Mint
From these 10 winning coins, an international panel of judges selected the Coin of the Year: the German 5 Euro Copper-Nickel Planet Earth with Polymer Ring, shown immediately above, that also took Most Innovative Coin honors.
The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin News, the World Money Fair and the Journal of East Asian Numismatics.
Created in 1984, they have been given by World Coin News to recognize the best of the coiner’s art and to encourage world mints to continue to challenge themselves in creating these great numismatic works.
World Coin News is a monthly periodical dedicated to collecting international coinage and is a sister publication to the weekly Numismatic News, which is dedicated to U.S. numismatics.
• Check out the newly-updated Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date that provides accurate identification, listing and pricing information for the latest coin releases.
• The Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 is your guide to images, prices and information on coinage of the 1900s.