Tom Michael of Numismatic News published a February 15, 2019 article about the recent Coin of the Year (COTY) awards. -Editor
Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair.
From the thousands of coins produced in a year, only a hundred make the cut for nomination.
These 100 are then sorted by category for our Judges Panel to consider. Out of 10 category winners, one is chosen for overall COTY honors.
To open the COTY ceremony this year, we had remarks from both of our sponsors: the World Money Fair, represented by Gitta Künker, Managing Director of
the World Money Fair Holding GmbH, and Michael Chou, Publisher of the Journal of East Asian Numismatics.
The United States Mint returned to the World Money Fair this year to accept two COTY awards. New director David J. Ryder is a true "coin guy" who
plans to push his staff in innovative ways in years to come. He explained this from the podium as he accepted the award for Best Gold Coin for the 100 Dollar
Gold American Liberty 225th Anniversary coin. Truly gracious in design, this coin stood out for both its unique depiction of Liberty and its classic image of
an eagle in flight. The second award for the United States went to the silver Dollar Boys Town Centennial Commemorative, a perfect design for commemoration,
for which it won the Most Inspirational Coin category. Ronald Harrigal, a 30+ year member of the U.S. Mint, joined Ryder at the podium for this acceptance.
Seethe complete article online for more information and images of several winners. Here are a few that caught my eye in addition to the American Liberty
225th Anniversary Gold Coin. -Editor
Most Inspirational Coin - United States Mint - 1 Dollar, Silver - Boys Town Centennial Commemorative
Most Artistic Coin - Austrian Mint - 50 Euro, Gold - The Vienna Schools of Psychotherapy - Sigmund Freud
Most Innovative Coin - Republic of Palau - 20 Dollars, Silver - Great Micromosaic Passion - Birth of Venus
To read the complete article, see:
Coin of the Year awards given in Berlin
This World Coin News article is a compilation of photos of the recipients of the Coin of the Year awards. -Editor
To read the complete article, see: Award recipients from
COTY’s anticipated awards presentation at the World Money Fair in Berlin
Wayne Homren, Editor
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