December 18, 2014 – The Austrian Mint’s 2013 Klimt and his Women 50-euro gold coin has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded Dec. 6. An award trophy will be presented Jan. 31, 2015 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, by representatives of World Coin News, sponsor of the award.
Trophies will also be presented to the winners of the 10 COTY category awards chosen by a previous round of voting by the judges.
Here Austria started strong, taking the top title in three of 10 categories.
The 50-euro Coin of the Year was at the top of the Best Gold Coin category. The piece, called, “The Expectation,” Standard Catalog of World Coins number KM-3218, is part of a series of gold coins honoring the works of Gustav Klimt, who worked in turn of the century Vienna, dying in 1918.
Coin of the Year is an annual award first given in 1984. It was created to spur advances in numismatic artistry, technology and mass appeal among collectors.
All pieces considered were dated 2013, or the year’s equivalent in other calendars.
We reported on the Austrian Mint’s Winner Coin here.
And you can find all 2015 COTY winners on CoinsWeekly too.