Canadian design, innovation recognized around the world

Once a year, for as long as I can remember, Krause Publications holds the Coin of the Year (COTY) competition. I wish it were Canadian Coin News that hosted the competition, but I’m afraid they had the idea long before I came on the scene. I content myself by remembering that Krause was the first owner of CCN, so it’s still sort of in the family. In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I am on the internatinal panel of judges for the COTY. I got the job when Jerry Remick, a numismatic expert and CCN columnist, died. Since then I have done my best to honour Jerry by voting the way he would have. By that I mean by ignoring national pride and voting for the coins that are the best. Continue reading →

Canadian issues net six Coin of the Year nods

The silver $20 piece showing a springtime maple tree canopy is nominated for Most Artistic Coin.

Canada did well in the annual Coin of the Year awards program, with nominees in six of the 10 categories for the 2015 award. Marc Brule, interim master of the Royal Canadian Mint, said the nominations were a tribute to the consistent quality and innovation of the Mint’s coins. “The Royal Canadian Mint prides itself on producing coins which consistently stand out for their design, quality, and innovations and the nominations we continue to receive under the annual Coin of the Year award program are a tremendous endorsement of our work,” he said. Continue reading →

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