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Krause Publications Announces 2014 Coin of the Year Nominees
By NumisMaster Staff
October 17, 2013

Krause Publications, a leading producer of coin and paper money books, magazines, events and online products, has announced the 99 nominees for the 2014 Coin of the Year awards.

Each year, the awards honor the best in coin design from around the world. The awards will be presented during a ceremony Feb. 8, 2014, at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.

The coins nominated for this year's awards were released in 2012, and represent the highest achievement in theme, design and marketing from mints and central banks from around the world.

A panel of judges who are authors, editors and numismatists, as well as members of the American Numismatic Association and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee, met Oct. 4 in Iola, Wis., to choose the following nominees from hundreds received from around the world.

These nominees will now be reviewed by a worldwide panel of judges comprised of mint and museum officials, journalists and individual experts. They will choose a winner in each of 10 individual categories. A second round of balloting will select the Coin of the Year from among the category winners.

Last year's COTY winner was a 5-euro silver coin issued by the Royal Dutch Mint commemorating the 100th anniversary of the building of the Mint's present facility in Utrecht. The coin's obverse features the image of the former Queen Beatrix and her title, Beatrix Koningen Der Nederlanden, just above. The reverse features the denomination of 5 euros, the year of minting (2011) in Roman numerals and a Quick Response Code which can be scanned with a smart phone for more information about the coin and a game.

Below are the nominees for the 2014 Krause Publications' Coin of the Year Awards.

Most Historically Significant Coin
1. Canada - KM# 1322a, 25 Cents, Nickel-Plated Steel, War of 1812 - Sir Isaac Brock
2. Czech Republic - KM# 127, 200 Korun, Silver, 150th Anniversary of the Sokol Sport and Gymnastics Movement
3. Fiji - KM# 197, 50 Dollars, Silver, 100th Anniversary of the Titanic
4. Germany - KM# 310, 10 Euro, Silver, 200th Anniversary of Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
5. Greece - KM# 248, 10 Euro, Silver, Greek Culture - Socrates
6. Hungary - KM# 841, 10,000 Forint, Gold, Golden Florin of King Charles I
7. Latvia - KM# 129, 1 Lats, Silver, 200th Anniversary of Riga Zoo
8. Niue - KM# 638, 2 Dollars, Silver, RMS Titanic
9. Russia - KM# 1367, 3 Rubles, Silver, 1150 Years of Statehood
10. Transnistria - KM# 139, 100 Rublei, Silver, Khotyn Fortress

Best Contemporary Event
1. Ascension Island - KM# 25, 60 Crowns, Silver with Diamonds, 60th Anniversary of Reign of Queen Elizabeth II
2. Australia - KM# 1744, 50 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Bombing of Australia in World War II
3. Brazil - KM# 680, 5 Reis, Silver, Delivery of Olympic Flag London to Rio
4. France - KM# 1850, 10 Euro, Silver, 20th Anniversary of the Eurocorps
5. Germany - KM# 309, 10 Euro, Silver, 50th Anniversary of Fighting World Hunger
6. Great Britain - KM# 1216, 5 Pounds, Copper-Nickel, 60th Anniversary of Reign of Queen Elizabeth II
7. Great Britain - KM# 1227, 10 Pounds, Silver, London Olympics
8. Greece - KM# 246, 10 Euro, Silver, Dr. George Papanicolaou
9. Latvia - KM# 128, 10 Lats, Silver, London Olympics
10. Poland - Y# 818, 10 Zlotych, Silver, Stefan Banach

Best Gold Coin
1. Austria - KM# 3214, 100 Euro, Gold, Imperial Crown
2. Canada - KM# 1520, 1 Cent, Gold, The End of the Penny
3. Great Britain - KM# 1207, One Sovereign, Gold, New Depiction of St. George Slaying the Dragon
4. Greece - KM# 250, 100 Euro, Gold, Balkan War Centennial
5. Hungary - KM# 843, 5,000 Forint, Gold, Summer Olympics - Canoe
6. Israel - KM# 494, 10 New Sheqalim, Gold, Tel Megiddo
7. Italy - KM# 352, 20 Euro, Gold, Fauna in Art - Middle Ages
8. Lithuania - KM# 180, 10 Litu, Gold, Science - Mokslas
9. Netherlands - KM# 313, 10 Euro, Gold, Amsterdam Canals
10. Slovakia - KM# 125, 100 Euro, Gold, 300th Anniversary of the Coronation of Charles III

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Best Silver Coin
1. Australia - KM# 1830, 1 Dollar, Silver, Kangaroo in Ultra High Relief
2. Austria - KM# 3209, 20 Euro, Silver, Egon Schiele
3. Canada - KM# 1237, 20 Dollars, Silver, $20 for $20, "The Penny"
4. Cook Islands - KM# 1599, 1 Dollar, Silver, Gold Cup
5. France - KM# 2079, 10 Euro, Silver, SS France Ocean Liner
6. Italy - KM# 353, 5 Euro, Silver, Monetary Unification
7. Japan - Y# 195, 1,000 Yen, Silver, International Monetary Fund Meeting
8. New Zealand - KM# 356, 1 Dollar, Silver, Queen's 1953 Christmas Message
9. South Africa - KM# 532, 50 Cents, Silver, Baobob Tree
10. United States - KM# 522a, 25 Cents, Proof Silver, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Best Crown Coin
1. Australia - KM# 1853, 5 Dollars, Silver, Southern Cross in Blue Sky
2. Belarus - KM# 425, 10 Rubles, Silver, 150th Anniversary of Railways
3. Canada - KM# 1238, 20 Dollars, Silver, Diamond Jubilee High Relief
4. China - Y# 2047, 10 Yuan, Silver, Zhang Fei Mask
5. Finland - KM# 189, 20 Euro, Silver, UNESCO Equality and Tolerance
6. Hungary - KM# 839, 500 Forint, Silver, Istvan Orkeny
7. Ireland - KM# 72, 15 Euro, Silver, Wolfhounds
8. Kazakhstan - KM# 222, 500 Tenge, Silver, Fairytale Characters
9. Kyrgestan - KM# 50, 10 Som, Silver, Kurmanjan Dakta
10. Lithuania - KM# 178, 50 Litu, Silver, Turtle

Best Circulation Coin
1. Armenia - KM# 214, 50 Dram, Brass-Plated Steel, Armavir Region
2. Australia - KM# 1738, One Dollar, Aluminum-Bronze, International Year of the Farmer
3. Canada - KM# 1258, 2 Dollars, Bi-Metallic, War of 1812 - HMS Shannon
4. China - KM# 2041, 1 Yuan, Brass, Year of the Dragon
5. Denmark - KM# 945, 20 Kroner, Aluminum Bronze, 40th Anniversary of Queen Margrethe II
6. Fiji - KM# 334, 20 Cents, Nickel-Plated Steel, Parrot
7. Finland - KM# 182, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Helene Schjerfbeck
8. Germany - KM# 305, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Bavaria-Schloss
9. Latvia - KM# 135, 1 Lats, Copper-Nickel, Hedgehog
10. Russia - Y# 1417, 5 Rubles, Nickel-Plated Steel, Patriotic War of 1812 - Capture of Paris

Best Bi-Metallic Coin
1. Austria - KM# 3212, 25 Euro, Silver and Niobium, Bionics
2. Canada - KM# 1132, 5 Dollars, Silver and Niobium, Winter Moon
3. Finland - KM# 180, 50 Euro, Silver and Gold, Helsinki World Design Capital
4. Great Britain - KM# 1224, 2 Pounds, Bi-Metallic, Charles Dickens
5. Japan - Y# 191, 500 Yen, Bi-Metallic, Black-Beaked Storks
6. Luxembourg - KM# 120, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, Royal Wedding
7. Portugal - KM# 813, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, European Cultural Capital - Guimaraes
8. Slovenia - KM# 109, 3 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 100th Anniversary of Rudolph Cvetko's Olympic Fencing Medal
9. Switzerland - KM# 142, 10 Francs, Bi-Metallic, Combat of the Bulls
10. Uganda - KM# 278, 1,000 Shillings, Bi-Metallic, 50th Anniversary of Independence

Most Artistic Coin
1. Armenia - KM# 223, 100 Dram, Silver, Sergei Parajanov
2. Australia - KM# 1625, 20 Cents, Copper-Nickel, Fields of Gold (Wheat)
3. Austria - KM# 3206a, 5 Euro, Silver, Society of Music Lovers
4. Belarus - KM# 426, 20 Rubles, Silver, Folk Legends - Bear
5. Estonia - KM# 72, 12 Euro, Silver, London Olympics
6. Finland - KM# 186, 5 Euros, Bi-Metallic, Northern Nature - Winter
7. France - KM# 2087, 10 Euro, Silver, Yves Klein
8. Italy - KM# 356, 10 Euro, Silver, Michelangelo and David
9. Lithuania - KM# 179, 10 Litu, Silver, Artist's Palette
10. Portugal - KM# 815a, 2.5 Euro, Silver, Painter Jose Malhoa

Most Innovative Coinage
1. Aruba - KM# 50, 5 Florin, Silver, Shoco Bird - World's First Augmented Reality Coin
2. Canada - KM# 1252, 25 Cents, Nickel-Plated Steel, Glow in the Dark Dino Skeleton
3. Cook Islands - KM# 1600, 5 Dollars, Silver, Nano-Sistine Chapel
4. Isle of Man - KM# 1446, 1 Crown, Copper-Nickel, Tennis - Commemorates Both Table Tennis and Lawn Tennis
5. Kazakhstan - KM# 223, 500 Tenge, Silver, Dinmukhamed Konayev - ex-Soviet Republic Honors ex-Soviet Leader (Distinct visual themes)
6. Latvia - KM# 131, 1 Lats, Silver, Riga Technical University - Technical Draftsmanship Tools
7. Niger - KM# 17, 1,000 Francs, Silver, Mecca Pointer
8. Poland and Ukraine - Y#824, KM# 666, 10 Zlotych + 10 Hyrvnia, Silver, European Football Championship - Yin Yang Design for Two Nations
9. Poland - KM# 825-828, 10 Zlotych, Silver, European Football Championships - 4 Pieces Make A Square

Most Inspirational Coinage
1. Alderney - KM# 219, 5 Pounds, Copper-Nickel, Remembrance Day
2. Canada - KM# 1248, 5 Dollars, Silver, Man in Motion - Rick Hansen Wheelchair
3. Cyprus - KM# 98, 5 Euro, Silver, Presidency of the European Council
4. Finland - KM# 187, 10 Euro, Silver, Arvo Ylppo
5. Hungary - KM# 837, 3,000 Forint, Silver, 150th Anniversary of Tragedy of Man - Imre Madach
6. Netherlands - KM# 309, 5 Euro, Silver, 400 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Turkey
7. New Zealand - KM# 354, 1 Dollar, Silver, 50 Years of Friendship Between New Zealand and Samoa
8. Poland - Y# 814, 20 Zlotych, Silver, Holocaust Families
9. United States - KM# 530, 1 Dollar, Silver, Star-Spangled Banner
10. Vatican City - KM# 435, 2 Euro, Bi-Metallic, 7th World Meeting of Families

About Krause Publications
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