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Coin of the Year Awards

Entries are listed in reverse chronological order. Most recent winners appear at the top of the list, with the oldest entries at the bottom. Awards are listed alphabetically by category.

 

2015 Awards (Coins minted in 2013)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 1 Ruble, Copper-Nickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Belarus

                Subject: 90th Anniversary of BPS-Sberbank

Best Crown Coin: 10 Euro, Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Ireland

Subject: James Joyce

Best Gold Coin: 50-Euro, Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Gustav Klimt

Best Silver Coin: 1 Lats, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Latvia

                Subject: Richard Wagner

Best Circulating Coin: 25 cents, Copper-Nickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States Mint

                Subject: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Most Artistic Coin: 100-Euro, Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Austrian Wildlife - Red Deer

Most Historically Significant Coin: 5-Euro, Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: The Netherlands

                Subject: 1713 Treaty of Utrecht

Most Innovative Coin: 500 Tugrik, Gold-plated silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Mongolia

                Subject: Holwing Wolf Laser Cutout

Most Inspirational Coin: 3 dollars, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Grandfather and Grandson Fishing

Best Bi-Metallic Coin: 25-Euro, Silver and Niobium

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Tunneling

Coin of the Year: 50-Euro, Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Gustav Klimt

 

2014 Awards (Coins minted in 2012)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 10-Pounds, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: British Royal Mint

                Subject: 2012 London Olympic Games

Best Crown Coin: 5-Dollars, Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Royal Australian Mint

Subject: Southern Cross in Night Sky

Best Gold Coin: 20-Euro, Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato

                Subject: Flora in the Arts – Middle Ages

Best Silver Coin: 10-Euro, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Monnaie de Paris

                Subject: Ocean Liner “Le France”

Best Circulating Coin: 1-Dollar, Aluminum-Bronze

                Country/Territory of Origin: Royal Australian Mint

                Subject: Australian Year of the Farmer

Most Artistic Coin: 10-Euro, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Monnaie de Paris

                Subject: Yves Klein

Most Historically Significant Coin: 10-Euro, Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Bank of Greece - Mint

                Subject: Socrates

Most Innovative Coin: 25-Cents, Nickel-Plated Steel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Royal Canadian Mint

                Subject: Glow-In-The-Dark Dinosaur Skeleton

Most Inspirational Coin: 5-Pounds, Copper-Nickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: British Royal Mint for Alderney

                Subject: Remembrance Day

Best Bi-Metallic Coin: 50-Euro, Silver and Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Mint of Finland

                Subject: Helsinki – World Design Capital

Coin of the Year: 10-Euro, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Monnaie de Paris

                Subject: Yves Klein

 

2013 Awards (Coins minted in 2011)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 25-Euro, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austrian Mint

                Subject: Robotics

Best Crown Coin: 10-Euro, Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Monnaie de Paris

Subject: "From Clovis to Republic – 1500 Years of French History"

Best Gold Coin: 50-Rand, Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: South African Mint

                Subject: Nature’s Families: The Meerkat

Best Silver Coin: 20-Dollars, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Royal Canadian Mint

                Subject: Canoe

Best Trade Coin: 1-Litas, Copper-Nickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: National Bank of Lithuania

                Subject: Basketball

Most Artistic Coin: 1-Lats, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bank of Latvia

                Subject: Alexandrs Caks

Most Historically Significant Coin: 10-Som, Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic

                Subject: The Silk Road

Most Innovative Coin: 5-Euro, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Royal Dutch Mint

                Subject: 100th Anniversary of the Dutch Mint Featuring QR Code

Most Inspirational Coin: 10-Zlotych, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Mint of Poland

                Subject: 100th Anniversary of the Society for the Protection of the Blind

Most Popular Coin: 500-Togrog, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Coin Invest Trust for Mongolia

                Subject: Ural Owl

Coin of the Year: 5-Euro, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Royal Dutch Mint

                Subject: 100th Anniversary of the Dutch Mint Featuring QR Code

 

2012 Awards (Coins minted in 2010)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 10-Euro, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Germany/Federal Ministry of Finance

                Subject: Unity

Best Crown Coin: 5 Diners, Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Andorra

Subject: Brown Bear

Best Gold Coin: 100 Pounds, Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: British Royal Mint

                Subject: Olympic Games Faster Series: Neptune

Best Silver Coin: 10-Euros, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austrian Mint

                Subject: Erzberg in Styria

Best Trade Coin: 2-Euro, Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: National Bank of San Marino

                Subject: 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Sandro Botticelli

Most Artistic Coin: 2 New Sheqalim, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bank of Israel

                Subject: Jonah in the Whale

Most Historically Significant Coin: 100 Dollars, Gold

Country/Territory of Origin: Royal Canadian Mint

                Subject: 400th Anniversary of the Hudson Bay Company

Most Innovative Coin: 1,500 Francs CFA, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Coin Invest Trust for Ivory Coast

                Subject: Mecca Qibla Compass

Most Inspirational Coin: 20-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Mint of Finland

                Subject: Children and Creativity

Most Popular Coin: 1.5 Euro, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austrian Mint

                Subject: Austrian Philharmonic 

People’s Choice: 5,000 Forint, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Hungarian Mint

               Subject: Orseg National Park, World Heritage Sites in Hungary

Coin of the Year: 2 New Sheqalim, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bank of Israel

                Subject: Jonah in the Whale

 

2011 Awards (Coins minted in 2009)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 10-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

               Subject: Fall of the Berlin Wall

Best Crown Coin: 20-Euro Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

Subject: Peace and Security

Best Gold Coin: 100-Rand Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: South Africa

                Subject: White Rhino

Best Silver Coin: 20-Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Crystal Snowflake

Best Trade Coin: 2-Euro Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Slovakia

                Subject: First Year of Euro Issuance

Coin of the Year: 100-Rand Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: South Africa

                Subject: White Rhino

Most Artistic Coin: 300-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Native American Summer Moon Mask

Most Historically Significant Coin: 100-Tenge Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Kazakhstan

                Subject: Attila the Hun

Most Innovative Coin: 2-Pound Silver-Crystal

                Country/Territory of Origin: British Indian Ocean Territory

                Subject: Life of the Sea Turtle

Most Inspirational Coin: 10-Zlotych Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Poland

                Subject: World War II Polish Underground

Most Popular Coin: 10-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Basilisk of Vienna

People’s Choice: 5,000-Forint Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Hungary

                Subject: World Heritage Sites in Hungary, Budapest

 

2010 Awards (Coins minted in 2008)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 10-New Sheqalim Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Israel

                Subject: 60th Anniversary of Israel

Best Crown Coin: 10-Euro Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: The Abbey of Klosterneuberg

Best Gold Coin: 20-Lati Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Latvia

                Subject: Coins of Latvia

Best Silver Coin: 10-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Germany

                Subject: Franz Kafka

Best Trade Coin: 2-Euro Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Cyprus

                Subject: Ancient Statue Cross

Coin of the Year: 20-Lati Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Latvia

                Subject: Coins of Latvia

Most Artistic Coin: 200-Zlotych Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Poland

                Subject: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Most Historically Significant Coin: 100-Tenge Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Kazakhstan

                Subject: Genghis Khan

Most Innovative Coin: 25-Euro Silver Niobium

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Fascination Light

Most Inspirational Coin: 2,500-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Towards Confederation

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: American Eagle

People’s Choice: 5,000-Forint Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Hungary

                Subject: Tokaj Wine Region

 

2009 Awards (Coins minted in 2007)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: The Desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957

Best Crown Coin: 20-Rouble Silver  

Country/Territory of Origin: Belarus

                Subject: Pancake Week

Best Gold Coin: 1,000-Kroner Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Denmark

                Subject: Polar Bear

Best Silver Coin: 500-Tugrik Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Mongolia

                Subject: Wildlife Protection, Gulo Gulo

Best Trade Coin: 2-Euro Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: Raphael's Dante Alighieri

Coin of the Year: 500-Tugrik Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Mongolia

                Subject: Wildlife Protection, Gulo Gulo

Most Artistic Coin: 10-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Melk Abbey

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: The Founding of Jamestown in 1607

Most Innovative Coin: 50-Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: British Virgin Islands

                Subject: Centenary of the First Color Photograph

Most Inspirational Coin: 1,000-Rouble Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Belarus

                Subject: St. Euphrasyne of Polatsk

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Nickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: George Washington

People’s Choice: 5,000-Forint Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Hungary

                Subject: Castle of Gyula

 

2008 Awards (Coins minted in 2006)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 1 Lats Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Latvia

                Subject: Latvian Independence, 1918

Best Crown Coin: 10-Euro Gold

Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Jules Verne's “Five Weeks in a Balloon”

Best Gold Coin: 100-Euro Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: The Rivergate of Vienna

Best Silver Coin: 1,000-Yen Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Japan

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of Japanese Entry into the United Nations

Best Trade Coin: 25-Cent Clad

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Nevada, the Silver State

Coin of the Year: 50-Dollar Palladium (Four Coin Set)

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Through the Seasons

Most Artistic Coin: 10-Kroner Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Denmark

                Subject: Hans Christian Anderson's “Snow Queen”

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Benjamin Franklin, Elder Statesman

Most Innovative Coin: 50-Dollar Palladium (Four Coin Set)

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Through the Seasons

Most Inspirational Coin: 5-Dollar Silver, 5-Euro Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada, Finland

Subject: Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer, 150th Anniversary of the Demilitarization of the Aland Islands

Most Popular Coin: 25-Cent Clad

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Nevada, the Silver State

People’s Choice: 50-Forint Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Hungary

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution Against Soviet Occupation

 

2007 Awards (Coins minted in 2005)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: End of World War II, Dancing Man

Best Crown Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: U.S. Marine Corps

Best Gold Coin: 100-Euro Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Germany

                Subject: World Cup Soccer

Best Silver Coin: 20-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: S.M.S. Saint George

Best Trade Coin: 25-Cent Clad

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Oregon, Crater Lake

Coin of the Year: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: U.S. Marine Corps

Most Artistic Coin: 20-Rouble Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Belarus

                Subject: Easter Egg

Most Historically Significant Coin: 10-Euro Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Germany

                Subject: Albert Einstein, Theory of Relativity

Most Innovative Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: End of World War II, Dancing Man

Most Inspirational Coin: 2-New Sheqalim Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Israel

                Subject: Moses and the 10 Commandments

Most Popular Coin: 5-Cent Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Bison

 

2006 Awards (Coins minted in 2004)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 50-Pound Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Alderney

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion of Normandy

Best Crown Coin: 1 Pound Cupronickel

Country/Territory of Origin: Cyprus

                Subject: Triton Sounding a Conch

Best Gold Coin: 2,000-Yuan Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: China

                Subject: Maijishan Grottoes

Best Silver Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Kangaroo

Best Trade Coin: 2-Euro Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Greece

                Subject: Olympic Discus Thrower

Coin of the Year: 5-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: Madame Butterfly

Most Artistic Coin: 5-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: Madame Butterfly

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: 125th Anniversary of Edison’s Electric Light

Most Innovative Coin: 10-Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Liberia

                Subject: Window with Tiffany Glass Inlay

Most Inspirational Coin: 20-Zlotych Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Poland

                Subject: Victims of the Lodz Ghetto

Most Popular Coin: 1-1/2-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: FIFA Soccer

 

2005 Awards (Coins minted in 2003)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 2-Pound Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: The Discovery of DNA

Best Crown Coin: 20-Rouble Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Belarus

                Subject: Mute Swan

Best Gold Coin: 100-Euro Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Klmit’s “The Kiss”

Best Silver Coin: 10-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Spain

                Subject: 75th Anniversary of the School Ship El Cano

Best Trade Coin: 5-Euro Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: Ice Hockey World Championships

Coin of the Year: 100-Rouble Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Belarus

                Subject: Belarus Ballet

Most Artistic Coin: 100-Rouble Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Belarus

                Subject: Belarus Ballet

Most Historically Significant Coin: 10-Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Evolution of the Alphabet

Most Innovative Coin: 1 Dollar Silver, Emerald

                Country/Territory of Origin: Cook Islands

Subject: Gemstone Zodiac Locket

Most Inspirational Coin: 50-Cent Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Australia’s Volunteers

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Nickel, Brass

                Country/Territory of Origin: New Zealand

                Subject: The Lord of the Rings

 

2004 Awards (Coins minted in 2002)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 5-Pound Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II

Best Crown Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: West Point Military Academy

Best Gold Coin: 50-Euro Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: The Order of Saint Benedict and the Order of Saint Scholastica

Best Silver Coin: 10-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Ambras Palace

Best Trade Coin: 1 Real Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Brazil

                Subject: Liberty

Coin of the Year: 5-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Schoenbrunn Zoo

Most Artistic Coin: 1 Lats Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Latvia

                Subject: Destiny, Roots

Most Historically Significant Coin: 25-Cent Clad

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Ohio, Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers

Most Innovative Coin: 60-Pence Bronze, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Isle of Man

                Subject: Currency Converter

Most Inspirational Coin: 5-Pound Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: Princess Diana of Wales

Most Popular Coin: 5-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Schoenbrunn Zoo

 

2003 Awards (Coins minted in 2001)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 500-Franc Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Belgium

                Subject: The Birth of the European Euro

Best Crown Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Aboriginal Kangaroo

Best Gold Coin: 500-Yuan Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Gold

                Subject: Panda

Best Silver Coin:  20-Yuan Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: China

                Subject: Mogao Grottoes

Best Trade Coin: 25-Cent Clad

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Rhode Island, The Ocean State

Coin of the Year:  1 Franc Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: The Last Franc

Most Artistic Coin: 25-Rouble Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Russia

                Subject: 25th Anniversary of the Bolshoi Theater

Most Historically Significant Coin: 10-Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: The Evolution of the Calender

Most Innovative Coin:  1 France Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: The Last Franc

Most Inspirational Coin: 1 Crown Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Gibraltar

                Subject: Florence Nightengale

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Buffalo

 

2002 Awards (Coins minted in 2000)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 10-Mark Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Germany

                Subject: 10th Anniversary of German Reunification

Best Crown Coin: 100-Schilling Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Celtic Heritage

Best Gold Coin: 200-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Inuit Mother and Child

Best Silver Coin: 1 Onza Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Mexico

                Subject: Winged Victory

Best Trade Coin: 50-Cent Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Visit by Queen Elizabeth II

Coin of the Year: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Voyage of Leif Ericson

Most Artistic Coin: 50-Lithu Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Lithuania

                Subject: Discus Thrower

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Silver Dollar

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Voyage of Leif Ericson

Most Innovative Coin: 500-Yen Copper, Zinc, Nickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Japan

Subject: Paulownia Flower (This coin is the first coin to use four anti-counterfeiting measures simultaneously.)

Most Inspirational Coin: 50-Dollar Aluminium, Bronze

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Paralympics

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Nickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Sacagawea

 

2001 Awards (Coins minted in 1999)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 50-Schilling Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: European Monetary Union

Best Crown Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Dolley Madison

Best Gold Coin: 10,000-Korun Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Czech Republic

                Subject: Charles IV

Best Silver Coin: 2-Pound Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: Britannia in Chariot

Best Trade Coin: 25-Cent Clad

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: New Jersey, Crossroads of the Revolution

Coin of the Year: 5,000-Lire Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: World Encircled by Birds and Stars

Most Artistic Coin: 5,000-Lire Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: World Encircled by Birds and Stars

Most Historically Significant Coin: 100-Schilling Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Most Innovative Coin: 1 Lats Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Latvia

                Subject: Millenium, Button

Most Inspirational Coin: 10-Hyrven Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Ukraine

                Subject: Birth of Jesus

Most Popular Coin: 5-Pound Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: Diana, Princess of Wales

 

2000 Awards (Coins minted in 1998)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 2-New Sheqalim Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Israel

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of Israel

Best Crown Coin: 1,000-Escudos Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Portugal

                Subject: International Oceans Exposition

Best Gold Coin: 250-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Singapore

                Subject: Year of the Tiger

Best Silver Coin: 500-Schilling Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Book Printing

Best Trade Coin: 50-Schilling Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Austrian Precidency of the European Union

Coin of the Year: 500-Schilling Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Book Printing

Most Artistic Coin: 10-Diners Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Andorra

                Subject: Europa Driving a Quadriga

Most Historically Significant Coin: 200-Escudo Cupronickel

Country/Territory of Origin: Portugal

                Subject: 500th Anniversary of the Voyage to India

Most Innovative Coin: 2-Dollar, 2-Dollar, 2-Tala Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Cook Islands, Fiji, Western Samoa

                Subject: Tripartite Convention

Most Inspirational Coin: 14-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bosnia-Herzegovina

                Subject: Dove of Peace

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: 125th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

1999 Awards (Coins minted in 1997)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 1 Rand Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: South Africa

                Subject: First Heart Transplant

Best Crown Coin: 2-Pound Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: Britannia

Best Gold Coin: 200-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Haida Carved Mask

Best Silver Coin: 100-Schilling Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Emperor Maximilian of Mexico

Best Trade Coin: 2-Zloty Brass

                Country/Territory of Origin: Poland

                Subject: Pieskowa Skala Castle

Coin of the Year: 1 Rand Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: South Africa

                Subject: Women of South Africa

Most Artistic Coin: 1 Rand Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: South Africa

                Subject: Women of South Africa

Most Historically Significant Coin: 100-Dollar Gold

Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Alexander Graham Bell

Most Innovative Coin: 5-Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Kiribati and Western Samoa Joint Issue

                Subject: War and Peace

Most Inspirational Coin: 10-Leon Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Sierra Leon

                Subject: Mother Teresa and Princess Diana

Most Popular Coin: 100-Dollar Platinum

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Statue of Liberty, Eagle

 

1998 Awards (Coins minted in 1996)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 14-Euro Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bosnia-Herzegovina

                Subject: Dayton Peace Accord

Best Crown Coin: 500-Schilling Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Innsbruck Town Market

Best Gold Coin: 60-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bermuda

                Subject: Bermuda Triangle

Best Silver Coin: 100-Rouble Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Russia

                Subject: The Nutcracker Ballet, Marsha and the Nutcracker

Best Trade Coin: 2-Dollar Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Polar Bear

Coin of the Year: 60-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bermuda

                Subject: Bermuda Triangle

Most Artistic Coin: 100-Markkaa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: Helene Schuerbeck

Most Historically Significant Coin: 30-New Sheqalim Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Israel

                Subject: 3000th Anniversary of Jerusalem

Most Innovative Coin:  60-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bermuda

                Subject: Bermuda Triangle

Most Inspirational Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Paralympics

Most Popular Coin: 2-Dollar Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canda

                Subject: Polar Bear

 

1997 Awards (Coins minted in 1995)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 100-Rouble Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Russia

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Best Crown Coin: 200-Schilling Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Olympics, Ribbon Dancer

Best Gold Coin: 500-Franc Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (V.E.) Day

Best Silver Coin:  100-Markkaa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the United Nations

Best Trade Coin: 1 Dollar Aluminum, Bronze

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Waltzing Matilda

Coin of the Year:  100-Markkaa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the United Nations

Most Artistic Coin: 100-Markkaa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the United Nations

Most Historically Significant Coin: 10-Mark Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Germany

                Subject: Centennial of the X-ray

Most Innovative Coin: 500-Schilling Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Austria in the European Union

Most Inspirational Coin: 500-Franc Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (V.E.) Day

Most Popular Coin: 50-Cent Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Olympic Baseball

 

1996 Awards (Coins minted in 1994)

Best Contemporary Event Coin: 50-Pence Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy

Best Crown Coin: 100-Franc Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Olympics, Javelin Thrower

Best Gold Coin: 1,000-Schilling Gold, Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: 800th Anniversary of the Vienna Mint

Best Silver Coin: 1,000-Lire Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: 400th Anniversary  of Tintoretto

Best Trade Coin: 20-Franc Tri-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Pierre de Coubertin

Coin of the Year: 50-Pence Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy

Most Artistic Coin: 100-Markkaa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: European Athletic Championships

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Thomas Jefferson, Architect of Democracy

Most Innovative Coin: 5-Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Bahamas

                Subject: Golf, Hole In One

Most Inspirational Coin: 300,000-Zlotych Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Poland

                Subject: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Most Popular Coin: 50-Pence Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy

 

 

1995 Awards (Coins minted in 1993)

Best Crown Coin: 10-Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Fiji

                Subject: Captain William Bligh

Best Gold Coin: 500-Franc Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Louvre Museum, Mona Lisa

Best Silver Coin: 150-Yuan Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: China

                Subject: Peacocks

Best Trade Coin: 50-Korun Bi-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: Czech Republic

                Subject: Prague City

Coin of the Year: 500-Franc Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Louvre Museum, Mona Lisa

Most Artistic Coin: 500-Schilling Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Halstatt

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Franc Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: D-Day

Most Innovative Coin: 20-Diner European Currency Unit Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Andorra

                Subject: Saint George

Most Inspirational Coin: 300,000-Zlotych Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Poland

                Subject: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Most Popular Coin: 1 Crown Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Gibraltar

                Subject: Stegosaurus

 

1994 Awards (Coins minted in 1992)

Best Crown Coin: 100-Schilling Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Kaiser Karl V

Best Gold Coin: 5-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Christopher Columbus

Best Silver Coin: 2,000-Peseta Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Spain

                Subject: Barcelona Olympics

Best Trade Coin: 20-Franc Tri-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Mont Saint Michel

Coin of the Year: 500-Lire Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: Flora and Fauna

Most Artistic Coin: 500-Lire Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: Flora and Fauna

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Rouble Cupronickel

Country/Territory of Origin: Russia

                Subject: Rebirth of Soverignty

Most Innovative Coin: 20-Franc Tri-Metallic

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Mont Saint Michel

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: White House

Special Recognition for Merit of Design: 2-Rand Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: South Africa

                Subject: Minting Process

 

1993 Awards (Coins minted in 1991)

Best Crown Coin: 100-Franc Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Olympics, Ski Jump

Best Gold Coin: 100,000-Yen Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Japan

                Subject: Enthronement of the Emperor

Best Silver Coin: 10-Leke Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Albania

                Subject: Olympics, Equestrian

Best Trade Coin: 200-Escudo Aluminum, Bronze, Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Portugal

                Subject: Garcia De Orta

Coin of the Year: 500-Lire Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: 2,100th Anniversary of the Ponte Milvio Bridge

Most Artistic Coin: 500-Lire Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Italy

                Subject: 2,100th Anniversary of the Ponte Milvio Bridge

Most Historically Significant Coin: 3-Rouble Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Russia

                Subject: Yuri Gagarin, First Man in Space

Most Innovative Coin: 10-Leke Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Albania

                Subject: Olympics, Equestrian

Most Popular Coin: 5-Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Kookaburra

 

1992 Awards (Coins minted in 1990)

Best Crown Coin: 1 Crown Cupronickel

Country/Territory of Origin: Isle of Man

                Subject: Penny Black

Best Gold Coin: 25-Rouble Palladium

                Country/Territory of Origin: Russia

                Subject: Peter the Great

Best Silver Coin: 100-Franc Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Charlemagne

Best Trade Coin: 5-Kroner Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Denmark

                Subject: Queen Margrethe II Mongram

Coin of the Year: 1 Crown Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Isle of Man

                Subject: Penny Black

Most Artistic Coin: 100-Markka Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: 50th Anniversary of Veterens

Most Historically Significant Coin: 20-Mark Cupronickel

Country/Territory of Origin: Germany

                Subject: Opening of the Brandenburg Gate

Most Innovative Coin: 1 Crown Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Isle of Man

                Subject: Penny Black

Most Popular Coin: 1 Crown Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Isle of Man

                Subject: Alley Cat

Special Recognition for Merit of Design: 50-Cent Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: New Zealand

                Subject: 150th Anniversary of Waitangi

 

1991 Awards (Coins minted in 1989)

Best Crown Coin: 5,000-Peseta Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Spain

                Subject: 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America

Best Gold Coin: 2,000-Schilling Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Silver Coin: 1 Dollar Silver, 25-Cent Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Crocodiles (“Holey), Aboriginal Mythology (“Dump”)

Best Trade Coin: 5-Franc Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Eiffel Tower

Coin of the Year: 5-Franc Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Eiffel Tower

Most Artistic Coin: 5-Franc Cupronickel, 5-Pound Gold, 2-New Sheqalim Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: France, United Kingdom, Israel

                Subject: Eiffel Tower, 500th Anniversary of the Gold Sovereign, 41st Anniversary of Israel

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Sovereign Gold

Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: 500th Anniversary of the Gold Sovereign

Most Popular Coin: 5-Franc Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: France

                Subject: Eiffel Tower

 

1990 Awards (Coins minted in 1988)

Best Crown Coin: 500-Forint Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Hungary

                Subject: 25th Anniversary of the World Wildlife Fund

Best Gold Coin: 100-Pound Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Egypt

                Subject: Golden Warrior

Best Silver Coin: 100-Yuan Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: China

                Subject: Year of the Dragon

Best Trade Coin: 50-Cent Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Bicentennial of Australia

Coin of the Year: 50-Leke Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Albania

                Subject: Railroads

Most Artistic Coin: 50-Franc Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Switzerland

                Subject: Olympics, Dove and Rings

Most Historically Significant Coin: 500-Forint Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Hungary

                Subject: 950th Anniversary of Saint Stephen

Most Innovative Coin: 50-Leke Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Albania

                Subject: Railroads

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Olympics, 1988, Rings and Wreath

 

1989 Awards (Coins minted in 1987)

Best Crown Coin: 50-Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Cook Islands

                Subject: Olympics, Seoul Games

Best Gold Coin: 100-Pound Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: Britannia

Best Silver Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: 400th Anniversary of the Davis Straight

Best Trade Coin: 5-Franc Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Switzerland

                Subject: Centennial of Le Corbusier

Coin of the Year: 100-Pound Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: Britannia

Most Artistic Coin: 100-Pound Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: Britannia

Most Historically Significant Coin: 1 Dollar Clad, 5-Dollar Gold

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Bicentennial of the Unite States’ Constitution

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Clad, 5-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Bicentennial of the United States’ Constitution

 

1988 Awards (Coins minted in 1986)

Best Crown Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Centennial of Vancouver

Best Gold Coin: 100,000-Yen Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Japan

                Subject: 60th Year of the Reign of Emperor Hirohito

Best Silver Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Centennial of Vancouver

Best Trade Coin: 500-Yen Cupronickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Japan

                Subject: 60th Year of the Reign of Emperor Hirohito

Coin of the Year: 5-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Bicentennial of the Statue of Liberty

Most Artistic Coin: 25-Tala Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Western Samoa

                Subject: Voyage of the Kon-Tiki

Most Historically Significant Coin: 500-Schilling Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Austria

                Subject: 500th Anniversary of the Striking of the First Thaler Coin

Most Popular Coin: 5-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Bicentennial of the Statue of Liberty

 

1987 Awards (Coins minted in 1985)

Best Crown Coin: 50-Markkaa Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: Kalevala National Epic

Best Gold Coin: 5-Pound Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: United Kingdom

                Subject: Saint George Slaying the Dragon

Best Silver Coin: 50-Markkaa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: Kalevala National Epic

Best Trade Coin: 1 Dollar Copper, Aluminum, Nickel

                Country/Territory of Origin: Australia

                Subject: Kangaroos

Coin of the Year: 50-Markkaa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: Kalevala National Epic

Most Artistic Coin: 50-Markkaa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Finland

                Subject: Kalevala National Epic

Most Historically Significant Coin: 500-Schilling Silver, 100-Rupee Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Austria, India

                Subject: 2000th Anniversary of Bregenz, Indira Ghandi memorial

Most Popular Coin: 20-Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: Olympics, 1988, Downhill Skiing

 

1986 Awards (Coins minted in 1984)

Best Crown Coin: 10-Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: Barbados

                Subject: Three Dolphins

Best Gold Coin: 100-Dollar Gold, 1 Angel Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada, Isle of Man

Subject: 450th Anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s Voyage of Discovery, Archangel Michael Slaying the Dragon

Best Silver Coin: 20-Balboa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Panama

                Subject: Balboa Discovers the Pacific Ocean

Coin of the Year: 100-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: 450th Anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s Voyage of Discovery

Most Artistic Coin: 20-Balboa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Panama

                Subject: Balboa Discovers the Pacific Ocean

Most Historically Significant Coin: 100-Franc Silver, 100-Dollar Gold

Country/Territory of Origin: France, Canada

Subject: Two Time Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie, 450th Anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s Voyage of Discovery

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Olympics, XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California

 

1985 Awards (Coins minted in 1983)

Best Crown Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Olympics, Discus Thrower

Best Gold Coin: 100-Pound Gold, 100-Yuan Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Egypt, China

                Subject: Cleopatra VII, Panda

Best Silver Coin: 10-Yuan Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: China

                Subject: Panda and Cub

Coin of the Year: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Olympics, Discus Thrower

Most Artistic Coin: 5-Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: British Virgin Islands

                Subject: Yellow Warbler

Most Historically Significant Coin: 5-Yuan Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: China

                Subject: Marco Polo

Most Popular Coin: 1 Dollar Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: Olympics, Discus Thrower

 

 

1984 Awards (Coins minted in 1982)

Best Crown Coin: 20-Yuan Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: China

                Subject: Year of the Dog

Best Gold Coin: 100-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: New Constitution, 1982

Best Silver Coin: 20-Balboa Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: Panama

                Subject: Balboa’s Discovery of the Pacific Ocean

Coin of the Year: 50-Cent Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: 250th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington

Most Artistic Coin: 100-Dollar Gold

                Country/Territory of Origin: Canada

                Subject: New Constitution, 1982

Most Historically Significant Coin: 50-Cent Silver

Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: 250th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington

Most Popular Coin: 50-Cent Silver

                Country/Territory of Origin: United States of America

                Subject: 250th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington

 



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