10,000-yen / gold
Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction
Best Contemporary Event Coin category winner in the Coin of the Year Competition (Y-248).
From 10 category-winning coins, an international panel of judges will select the Coin of the Year.
The COTY and the category winners will be given their trophies Feb. 4, 2017, at the World Money Fair in Berlin.
Created in 1984, the COTY Award has 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.
Read the full story at: http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/coin-years-10-winners