Winners of the International Coin Design Competition 2016

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June 29, 2017 – Japan Mint has announced the winners of the International Coin Design Competition (ICDC) 2016. Every year Japan Mint holds the ICDC with the objective of encouraging creativity and enhancing the artistry of coin designs. The hope is that this competition will lead to the discovery of many excellent works, looking forward to the artists’ creative, artistic and beautiful coin designs.
There are two categories, a general one and one for students only. In addition there is a Jury’s Special Award open to participants in both categories.

In the International Coin Design Competition 2016, the Mint received 91 works from 22 countries for the “General category”, and 202 works from 6 countries for the “Student category”. These are the results of the Final Judgement:

Most Excellent Work: “Lost Home” by Zhong Chengxin.


Most Excellent Work
Zhong Chengxin (China): Lost Home

Excellent Work: “Khajuraho the temple of love” by Prasad Subhash Talekar.

Excellent Work
Prasad Subhash Talekar (India): Khajuraho the temple of love

Fine Work: “Indian Classical Dance” by Atish Prabhakar Manchekar.

Fine Works
Atish Prabhakar Manchekar (India): Indian Classical Dance

Fine Work: “The Magic Flute” by Helmut Andexlinger.

Helmut Andexlinger (Austria): The Magic Flute

Fine Work: “The String of Fantasy” by Daniela Fusco.

Daniela Fusco (Italy): The String of Fantasy

Future Designer: “Arrival” by Natsumi Nakaminato.


Future Designer
Natsumi Nakaminato (Japan): Arrival

Jury’s Special Award: “Auguste Rodin” by Mária Poldaufová.

Jury’s Special Award
Mária Poldaufová (Slovakia): Auguste Rodin

Jury’s Special Award: “150th Birthday of Vassily Kandinsky” by Cristina De Giorgi.

Cristina De Giorgi (Italy): Memorial Coin for 150th Birth Anniversary of Vassily Kandinsky

Jury’s Special Award: “Alice in Wonderland” by Kuts Maryna Vasylivna.

Kuts Maryna Vasylivna (Ukraina): Alice in Wonderland

All details about the entry information, prize money and categories are available on the Japan Mint website.