December 10, 2015 – The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6.
An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 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 ten category awards chosen by a previous round of voting by the judges. All pieces considered were dated 2014, or the year’s equivalent in other calendars.
The United States hit a home run with its Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin program, earning two awards for two of the three coins in it.
The Coin of the Year Baseball cupped clad half dollar won the Most Innovative Coin award.
The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year after winning the Most Innovative Coin award.
The coin, KM# 576, is the product of intensive engineering research by the United States Mint to develop the first cupped clad coin.
On top for the Best Gold Coin category was the Baseball gold $5 coin, KM# 578.
Another big winner for the year’s awards is Austria, which came away with three category wins.
In Best Silver Coin, Austria’s 20 euro silver coin, KM# 3233, commemorating the fall of the Iron Curtain struck a chord with voters.
Austria’s popular bimetallic coin series of science-themed coins chalks up another winner with its silver and niobium 25 euro coin honoring the study of evolution, KM# 3227.
Finally, the Most Artistic Coin award went to Austria’s 50 euro gold coin, KM# 3229, depicting famous Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s “Judith II” art piece. Last year’s Coin of the Year Award winner was another Austrian 50 euro gold coin featuring Klimt’s “The Expectation” painting.
You can find a comprehensive list of all category winners here.