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Mint’s 2014 coins are finalists in nine of 10 award categories

The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to be the first to receive a dozen nominations for its collector, circulation and bullion coins deemed outstanding in nine of the 10 categories of Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards. The Mint leads a large field of international competitors after receiving nominations in the following Coin of the Year categories, with multiple nominations in some cases: Best Historical Coin; Best Contemporary Coin; Best Gold Coin; Best Silver Coin; Best Crown Coin; Best Circulating Coin; Best Bi-Metallic Coin; Most Innovative Coin; and Most Inspirational Coin.

The Mint’s 2016 Coin of the Year award nominations are:

Best Historical Coin

  • 2014 $15 Fine Silver Coin – Exploring Canada: The Arctic Expedition
  • 2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Lost Ships in Canadian Waters: RMS Empress of Ireland

Best Contemporary Coin

  • 2014 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument

Best Gold Coin

  • 2014 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Interconnection: Air (The Thunderbird)

Best Silver Coin

  • 2014 $ $20 Fine Silver Coin – Bobcat

Best Crown Coin

  • 2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Maple Canopy: Autumn Allure

Best Circulating Coin

  • 2014 $2 Circulation Coin – Wait for Me Daddy

Best Bi-Metallic Coin

  • 2014 $5 Fine Silver and Niobium Coin – Rose

Most Innovative Coin

  • 2014 Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin (with visible and Bullion DNA security features)
  • 2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin – River Rapids (with Transition Effect colour)

Most Inspirational Coin

  • 2014 Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar – 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War (Women Riveting)
  • 2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin – 50th Anniversary Of Canadian Peacekeeping In Cyprus

The annual Coin of the Year competition receives nominations from an international consortium of mint representatives and numismatists. The judging is conducted by an international panel of the world’s leading mint officials, medalists, journalists, central bank and museum officials. The awards will be presented in Berlin, Germany, at the 2016 World Money Fair, which is being held from February 5-7, 2016.

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