Ottawa, Ontario, November 18, 2014 — The Royal Canadian Mint is honoured that its 2013-dated $3 Fine Silver Coin – Fishing won the Most Inspirational category of the 2015 Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards. This award places the Mint in the running for the overall Coin of the Year prize which will be announced on January 31, 2015 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.
“The Royal Canadian Mint takes great pride in designing coins with Canadian-inspired themes which resonate with a wide variety of customers,” said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “Winning the Coin of the Year award in the Most Inspirational Coin category is yet another prized recognition of our efforts to produce collector coins which are as memorable for their meaning as they are for their craftsmanship.”
Designed by Canadian artist John Mantha, this 99.99% pure silver coin depicts an idyllic scene of a father and child sitting on a dock with their fishing line bobbing in the water as they and their loyal dog calmly wait for the fish to bite. This iconic vision of Canadian summers is brought into beautiful contrast by the delicate frosting of the central design over a mirror-like proof background.
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.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers more than 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, including the Chicago International Coin Fair and Chicago Paper Money Expo, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as www.NumisMaster.com, and the online coin price database.