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Award-winning coins

Award-winning coins

Excellence by design

The Royal Canadian Mint is recognized worldwide for the technological innovation and exquisite detail of its coins. Both at home and abroad, our products are widely respected as the standard in minting today. But you needn't take our word for it — the many awards our coins have garnered speak for themselves.

2013 Best New Coin Innovation

2013 Best New Coin Innovation

Excellence in Currency Awards by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA)
Category: Best New Coin Innovation
Coin: Multi-ply plated steel $1 and $2 circulation coins
The Mint developed visible and covert security features for its new generation of $1 and $2 circulation coins. These include a laser mark micro-engraving on the reverse (or tails side) of both coins and Digital Non-destructive Activation (DNA) technology, by which the surface structure of each coin can be read like a fingerprint and checked against a database of all $1 and $2 coins produced by the Mint since 2012. The $2 circulation coin also features a shifting virtual image on its reverse, as well as edge-lettering.

Sixth International Commemorative Coins Contest - Coin Constellation - 2012

2012 Coin of the Year

Sixth International Commemorative Coins Contest "Coin Constellation-2012"
Category: Coin of the Year
Coin: $300 Pure Gold Coin with Diamond - The Queen's Diamond Jubilee (2012)

2012 Most Historically Significant Coin - 2010 $100 Gold Coin - 400th Anniversary of Hudson Bay

2012 Most Historically Significant Coin

Krause Publications 2012 Coin of the Year Awards
Category: Most Historically Significant
Coin: 2010 $100 Gold Coin - 400th Anniversary of Hudson Bay

2011 Most Artistic

2011 Most Artistic

Krause Publications 2011 Coin of the Year Awards
Category: Most Artistic
Coin: 2009 $300 Gold Coin - Summer Moon Mask

2011 Best Silver Coin

2011 Best Silver Coin

Krause Publications 2011 Coin of the Year Awards
Category: Best Silver Coin
Coin: 2009 Fine Silver Crystal Snowflake

2010 Most Inspirational Coin

2010 Most Inspirational Coin

2010 World Money Fair - Presented by Krause Publications
Category: Most Inspirational Coin
Coin: Fine Gold Kilo "Towards Confederation"
Theme: Canadian Heritage

2010 Best New Series Award

2010 Best New Series Award

2010 Excellence in Currency Awards - Presented by IACA
Category: Best new series
Coin: Vancouver 2010 Circulation Programme
Theme: 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

2007 Most Inspirational Coin Award

2007 Most Inspirational Coin Award

2008 World Money Fair – presented by Krause Publications
Category: Most Inspirational Coin
Coin: Big and Little Bear constellations coins
Theme: Constellations

2007 Coin of the Year Award and 2007 Most Innovative Coin Award

2007 Most Inspirational Coin Award

2008 World Money Fair - Presented by Krause Publications
Category: Coin of the Year and Most Innovative Coin
Coin: Pink Ribbon coin
Theme: Ribbon of Hope

2007 Best New Coin Award

2007 Best New Coin Award

International Association of Currency Affairs
Category: Best Coin
Coin: 25-cent coloured circulation coin
Theme: Creating a future without breast cancer

2002 Coin of Year Award

2002 Coin of Year Award

Asia Money Fair
Category: Most Popular Coin
Coin: Five-coin commemorative set
Theme: Asian symbols, five blessings commemorative set

2002 Coin of the Year Award

2002 Coin of the Year Award

World Coin News
Category: Best Gold Coin
Coin: $200 22-karat coin
Theme: Mother and Child, designed by Germaine Amaktoyauk.

Mint Directors' Conference 2000

Mint Directors' Conference 2000

Category: Most Technologically Advanced Coin
Coin: 20-dollar coin featuring a hologram cameo
Theme: Transportation coin series

2000 Coin of the Year Award

2000 Coin of the Year Award

World Coin News
Category: Most Popular Coin
Coin: Silver Dollar
Theme: 125th anniversary of the RCMP - 1998

1999 International Hologram Manufacturers Association

1999 International Hologram Manufacturers Association

Category: Excellence in Holographic Product
Coin: Gold Bullion Maple Leaf
Theme: 20th anniversary maple leaf coin series

1998 Most Popular Coin

1998 Most Popular Coin

World Coin News
Category: Most Popular Coin
Coin: 2-dollar circulation coin Theme: Polar Bear design

1998 Coin of the Year Award

1998 Coin of the Year Award

World Coin News
Category: Best Gold Coin
Coin: 100-dollar 14-karat gold coin - 1997
Theme: Alexander Graham Bell

1997 Coin of the Singapore International Coin Show

1997 Coin of the Singapore International Coin Show

Coin of the Singapore International Coin Show
Category: Best Coin
Coin: 200-dollar 22-karat gold coin
Theme: Haida contemporary art

1996 Coin of the Year Award

1996 Coin of the Year Award

Münzen Magazin
Category: Best Coin
Coin: 100-dollar 14-karat gold coin
Theme: Klondike

1994 Coin of the Year Award

1994 Coin of the Year Award

Münzen Magazin
Category: Best Coin
Coin: 200-dollar 22-karat gold coin
Theme: Anne of Green Gables

1993 Coin of the Year Award

1993 Coin of the Year Award

World Coin News
Category: Best Gold Coin
Coin: 100-dollar 14-karat gold coin
Theme: Antique autos

1989 Coin of the Year Award

1989 Coin of the Year Award

World Coin News
Category: Best Silver Coin
Coin: 1-dollar sterling-silver coin
Theme: Mackenzie River Bicentennial

1988 Coin of the Year Award

1988 Coin of the Year Award

World Coin News
Category: Best Silver Coin
Coin: 1-dollar sterling-silver coin
Theme: Davis Strait 400th anniversary

1986 Coin of the Year Award

1986 Coin of the Year Award

World Coin News
Category: Best Gold Coin - Most Historically Significant
Coin: 100-dollar 22-karat gold coin
Theme: Jacques Cartier 450th anniversary of the voyage of discovery.

1985 Coin of the Year Award

1985 Coin of the Year Award

World Coin News
Coin: 20-dollar Olympic coin
Theme: 1988 Winter Olympic downhill skier