OTTAWA, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint has made another strong showing with 2013-dated coins nominated in six categories of Krause Publications' annual Coin of the Year awards. The awards are to be presented in January at the 2015 World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany.
"The Royal Canadian Mint prides itself on producing coins which consistently stand out for their design, quality and innovation and the nominations we continue to receive under the annual Coin of the Year award program are a tremendous endorsement of our work," said Marc Brûlé, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "Sharing the story of Canada through our coins is an important mandate for the Mint and we are honoured that Krause Publications is once again recognizing our talented employees for a job well done."
Six of the Mint's world-renowned coins have been nominated as follows:
Most Historically Significant Coin
5 oz Fine Silver Coin - HMS Shannon & USS Chesapeake (2013)
Best Contemporary Event Coin
Lenticular Coin - Superman™: Then and Now (2013)
Best Gold Coin
1/25 oz Fine Gold Coin - Bald Eagle (2013)
Best Silver Coin
$100 Fine Silver Coin – Bison Stampede (2013)
Most Artistic Coin
1 oz Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Maple Canopy – Spring (2013)
Most Inspirational Coin
Fine Silver Coin - Fishing (2013)
The annual Coin of the Year competition receives nominations from an international consortium of mint representatives and numismatists. The judging is conducted by an international panel of the world's leading mint officials, medalists, journalists, central bank and museum officials.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wisconsin, is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers more than 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, including the Chicago International Coin Fair and Chicago Paper Money Expo, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as www.NumisMaster.com, and the online coin price database.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mint
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