Coin of the Year nominees include the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has received seven nominations in the 2022 Coin of the Year (COTY) competition, which highlights coins issued in 2020.

Nearly 40 mints, central banks and other coin-related contractors from about 50 countries submitted more than 400 coin types to the COTY nominating committee for the 39th annual competition.

The committee has since unveiled its list of 100 nominees, 10 of which are included in each of the 10 categories.

14-Karat Gold Coin – 75th Anniversary of V-E Day: The Royal Canadian Air Force – Mintage: 1,200 (2020)

The Canadian nominations (and their respective categories) include the $5 silver coin, “Celebrating 100 Years of the RCMP” (“most historically significant”); the $100 14-karat gold coin, “75th Anniversary of V-E Day” (“best gold coin”); the $50 silver coin, “Courageous Bald Eagle” (“best silver coin”); the $2 bi-metallic commemorative circulation coin honouring artist Bill Reid (“best circulating coin”); the $50 silver coin, “Franklin’s Lost Expedition” (“most artistic coin”); the $10 silver coin, “Pulsating Maple Leaf” (“most innovative coin”); and the $20 silver coin, “Remembrance Day Poppy” (“most inspirational coin”).

A judging panel with more than 100 worldwide numismatic experts will now determine each category’s winners, from which one final “Coin of the Year” will also be chosen, in early 2022.

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