This post will continue presenting images of some of the nominees for Krause Publications 2013 Coin of the Year Awards. These are for 2011-dated coins across ten different categories, with 100 different nominees from 50 different countries in total.
As in part one, these images are for coins where images and information are available via Coin Update. For this second part, I also added scans of a few coins from my own collection like the Charlemagne coin below. For most images, click to go to a full article on Coin Update with a larger image as well as issuance information.
The countries with the most nominees were Great Britain and France, with seven nominees each. This was followed by Canada, which had six nominees, and Australia with five. The United States had only a single nominee. On US Mint Blog, you can read this post which showcases some great 2011 U.S. coins which were not nominated.
Best Crown Coin (Continued)
France – Charlemagne
Best Trade Coin
Great Britain – 50 Years World Wildlife Fund
Latvia – Beer Stein
Denmak – Hjejlen
Most Popular Coin
Great Britain – William and Catherine Royal Wedding
Great Britain – Offside Rule Explained
United States – Olympic National Park
Poland – Pope John Paul II Beatification
China – Silver Panda
Most Artistic Coin
Canada – Hunter’s Moon (Autumn)
Finland – Kaj Franck and Industrial Art
Most Innovative Coinage
Latvia – Stone Coin
Netherlands – QR Code
Most Inspirational Coinage
Finland – Hella Wuolijoki