2015 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners

Krause Publications has recently announced the ten category winners for the 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Each year, the nomination and award process provides a nice look at the diverse styles, themes, and technologies employed by mints around the world.

The original slate of nominees included 94 different 2013-dated coins from 45 countries across ten categories. Winners were selected for each category with an overall winner to be selected through an additional round of judging.

As in the past, I wanted to devote a post to showcasing the award winning coins. Nearly all of these have received coverage either on World Mint News Blog or Coin Update, so I will also link back to the original articles which contain more in depth information on each coin. In the cases where the coins have not been covered, I have linked out to the issuers website.

Austria Red Deer Coin

Most Artistic Coin
Austrian Mint – 2013 “Wildlife in Our Sights” Red Deer 100 Euro Gold Coin
World Mint News Blog article

Austria Tunneling Bimetallic Coin

Best Bi-Metallic Coin
Austria – 2013 Tunneling Silver & Niobium 25 Euro Coin
World Mint News Blog article

Klimt Expectation Gold Coin

Best Gold Coin
Austria – 2013 “Klimt and His Women” The Expectation 50 Euro Gold Coin
World Mint News Blog article

Netherlands 2013 Utrecht Silver Coin

Most Historically Significant Coin
Netherlands – 2013 Peace of Utrecht 5 Euro Silver Coin
Coin Update article

BPS Sberbank 1 Ruble Coin

Best Contemporary Event Coin
Belarus – 90th Anniversary of the Founding of BPS-Sberbank 1 Ruble
National Bank of the Republic of Belarus page

2013 Richard Wagner Silver Coin

Best Silver Coin
Latvia – 2013 Richard Wagner 1 Lats Silver Coin
World Mint News Blog article

Ireland James Joyce Silver Coin

Best Crown
Ireland – 2013 James Joyce 10 Euro Silver Coin
Coin Update coverage – coin articlelaunch ceremonydesigner interview

2013 Mount Rushmore Quarter

Best Circulating Coin
United States – 2013 Mount Rushmore National Park Quarter
Mint News Blog article

2013 Mongolian Nature Wolf Gold Coin

Most Innovative Coin
Mongolia – 2013 Mongolian Nature Wolf 500 Togrog
CIT website

2013 Canada Fishing Silver Coin

Most Inspirational Coin
Canada – 2013 Fishing 3 Dollars Silver Coin
Coin Update article

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Comments

  1. fmtransmitter says

    Best Silver Coin
    Latvia – 2013 Richard Wagner 1 Lats Silver Coin
    YES! Glad I got one of these, it is one of my favorites and deserves this award! Bump in market value, check!

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