The good news first: The popular Coin of the Year Award Contest will also take place in 2020. After the crisis of Krause, the organiser of the COTY, the future of the competition was uncertain. Active Interest Media (AIM) bought, among others, the numismatic magazine Numismatic News and decided to continue the COTY and thus to honour the most significant new coin issues with this award.
The judges were contacted during the last days and they were asked to vote. Until 8 December, the winners in each of the ten different categories will be determined. Then, one of these coins will be chosen as Coin of the Year. COTY 2020 will honour 2018-dated coins. Tom Michael is responsible for the organisation. The competition is sponsored by the Journal of East Asian Numismatics.
We will report on the results. We presented the winners of last year’s COTY in this article.
In this article you will find the new nominees for the COTY 2020.