Images of 2014 Coin of the Year Nominees, Part Two

This represents the second of two posts which showcase images of the nominees for Krause Publication’s 2014 Coin of the Year Awards. This annual process provides an excellent opportunity to review some of the best coins from mints around the world.

As in the previous post, the images which appear below are only for coins that have been covered in Coin Update News or World Mint News Blog, so some of the nominees are not pictured. For larger coin images or for more details on the issuance of each coin, click on the image to be taken to a full article.

Part one included nominees for Most Historically Significant Coin, Best Contemporary Event, Best Silver Coin, and Best Gold Coin. Click here to view part one.

Best Crown Coin

dome

Australia – 5 Dollars, Silver, Southern Cross in Blue Sky

ultra-high-relief

Canada – 20 Dollars, Silver, Diamond Jubilee High Relief

china

China – 10 Yuan, Silver, Zhang Fei Mask

finland

Finland – 20 Euro, Silver, UNESCO Equality and Tolerance

wolfhounds

Ireland – 15 Euro, Silver, Wolfhounds

Best Circulation Coin

shannon

Canada – 2 Dollars, Bi-Metallic, War of 1812 – HMS Shannon

margrethe

Denmark – 20 Kroner, Aluminum Bronze, 40th Anniversary of Queen Margrethe II

Best Bi-Metallic Coin

bionics

Austria – 25 Euro, Silver and Niobium, Bionics

wolf

Canada – 5 Dollars, Silver and Niobium, Winter Moon

helsinki

Finland – 50 Euro, Silver and Gold, Helsinki World Design Capital

dickens

Great Britain – 2 Pounds, Bi-Metallic, Charles Dickens

Most Artistic Coin

austria

Austria – 5 Euro, Silver, Society of Music Lovers

bear2-450x224

Belarus – 20 Rubles, Silver, Folk Legends – Bear

estonia

Estonia – 12 Euro, Silver, London Olympics

michelangelo

Italy – 10 Euro, Silver, Michelangelo and David

Most Innovative Coinage

aruba

Aruba – 5 Florin, Silver, Shoco Bird – World’s First Augmented Reality Coin

glow-in-the-dark

Canada – 25 Cents, Nickel-Plated Steel, Glow in the Dark Dino Skeleton

riga-technical

Latvia – 1 Lats, Silver, Riga Technical University – Technical Draftsmanship Tools

Most Inspirational Coinage

Remembrance

Alderney – 5 Pounds, Copper-Nickel, Remembrance Day

rick-hansen

Canada – 5 Dollars, Silver, Man in Motion – Rick Hansen Wheelchair

cyprus

Cyprus – 5 Euro, Silver, Presidency of the European Council

tradgedy

Hungary – 3,000 Forint, Silver, 150th Anniversary of Tragedy of Man – Imre Madach

turkey

Netherlands – 5 Euro, Silver, 400 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Turkey

silver-dollar

United States – 1 Dollar, Silver, Star-Spangled Banner

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