In 2022, the 39th annual awards programme of the Coin of the Year Award honours 2020-dated coins. From all submitted coins, the COTY Nominating Committee has chosen a pool of 100 coins, 10 coins for each of the 10 categories. On 11 January the international panel of judges announced the winners in the ten categories.
The Austrian Mint placed three coins as category winners in the categories Best Gold Coin, Best Bi-Metallic Coin and Most Artistic Coin.
Now, the Coin of the Year will be chosen out of these category winners. Later on a virtual awards ceremony will be held according to World Coins News, the presentator of the COTY Award.
These are the category winners in 2022:
- Most Historically Significant Coin: United States Mint, 1 Dollar, Silver: “Women’s Suffrage”
- Best Contemporary Event Coin: Monnaie de Paris, 10 Euro Silver: “Peace & Victory”
- Best Gold Coin: Austrian Mint, 100 Euro Gold: “The Gold of the Pharaos”
- Best Silver Coin: Bank of Latvia, 5 Euro Silver: “Linden Leaf”
- Best Crown Coin: Monnaie de Paris, 10 Euro Silver: “Champs-Élysées”
- Best Circulating Coin: South African Mint, 2 Rand, Nickel-Plated Copper Core: “25 Years Constitutional Democracy, “Freedom and Security of the Person”
- Best Bi-Metallic Coin: Austrian Mint, 25 Euro, Bi-Metallic (Silver, Niobium): “Big Data”
- Most Artistic Coin: Austrian Mint, 20 Euro, Silver: “Centenary of the Salzburg Festival”
- Most Innovative Coin: Barbados (MDM), 5 Dollar, Silver, Enamel Color, Water Transfer Print: “Blue Marbel”
- Most Inspirational Coin: Bank of Latvia, 5 Euro, Silver, Black Color Print, Gold Plating: “Personal Freedom”
To read the commentary of Tom Michael, the COTY coordinator, World Coin News contributor and market analyst go to the Numismatic News website.
Did you notice, which mint had a winner in the same category in 2020? Read the article on last year’s winner.
Latvia’s “Linden leaf” issue was already awarded as Latvia’s Coin of the Year 2020.
In this article you can read more about South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy series.