You can help choose the “World’s Best Coin”

You’re right. No, they’re not antique, but they are historically relevant so some of you may have an interest in this.

Here’s what Coin of the Year is all about:

Once again, the public will vote alongside mint officials, museum
curators, medalists, and journalists to determine the “People’s Choice”
of the world’s best coinage, when Coin of the Year voting goes live
November 3rd at

Expert judges from around the world will be deciding the category
winners and the Coin of the Year as in the past, but again this year,
the public will decide the outcome of a congruent award honoring the
ultimate in coinage design.

“We are excited to once again offer Coin of the Year voting to coin
collectors from around the world,” said Scott Tappa, numismatics
publisher at Krause Publications. “Last year’s program drew hundreds of
thousands of votes from around the globe, and we’re expecting an even
greater response this year. What could be more democratic than letting
collectors decide which coin they like best?”

The contest, which is sponsored by World Coin News and NumisMaster,
will celebrate its 25th year anniversary of honoring Mints of the world
who produce the most artistic, historically relevant, and innovative

“In its first year, the People’s Choice Coin of the Year became an
incredibly competitive award. Collectors take obvious pride in the
issues of their countries and they expressed themselves strongly in
their online voting. We expect voter participation to rise sharply this

Last year’s People’s Choice winner was the Hungarian Mint, for its 50
forint coin celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian
Revolution. Mints from Canada, France, Austria, the United States,
Latvia, and Finland were among the countries also honored with awards.
This year’s ceremony will again be held at the World Money Fair in
Berlin, Germany during the first weekend of February 2009.

To view this year’s nominees and to cast your vote, visit on or after November 3rd and click on “Contests”.

Visit for more information.