The Royal Canadian Mint’s 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 Jan. 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, the 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.
A more detailed story on the award, along with a list of other winners, will be published in the next issue of Canadian Coin News.