Royal Canadian Mint Earns a Record 12 Nominations in Krause Publications' 2016 Coin of the Year Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Earns a Record 12 Nominations in Krause Publications' 2016 Coin of the Year Awards

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Mint's 2014 coins are finalists in nine of ten award categories

Ottawa, Ontario, October 9, 2015 — The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to be the first to receive a dozen nominations for its collector, circulation and bullion coins deemed outstanding in nine of the ten categories of Krause Publications' annual Coin of the Year awards.  The Mint leads a large field of international competitors after receiving nominations in the following Coin of the Year categories, with multiple nominations in some cases: Best Historical Coin; Best Contemporary Coin; Best Gold Coin;  Best Silver Coin; Best Crown Coin; Best Circulating Coin; Best Bi-Metallic Coin; Most Innovative Coin; and Most Inspirational Coin.

The Mint's 2016 Coin of the Year award nominations are:

Best Historical Coin
2014 $15 Fine Silver Coin - Exploring Canada: The Arctic Expedition
2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Lost Ships in Candian Waters: RMS Empress of Ireland

Best Contemporary Coin
2014 $30 Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Monuments: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument

Best Gold Coin
2014 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Interconnection: Air (The Thunderbird)

Best Silver Coin
2014 $ $20 Fine Silver Coin – Bobcat

Best Crown Coin
2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin - Maple Canopy: Autumn Allure

Best Circulating Coin
2014 $2 Circulation Coin – Wait for Me Daddy

Best Bi-Metallic Coin
2014 $5 Fine Silver and Niobium Coin - Rose 

Most Innovative Coin
2014 Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin (with visible and Bullion DNA security features)
2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids (with Transition Effect colour)

Most Inspirational Coin
2014 Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar - 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of the Second World War (Women Riveting)
2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin – 50th Anniversary Of Canadian Peacekeeping In Cyprus 

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.  The awards will be presented in Berlin, Germany, at the 2016 World Money Fair, which is being held from February 5-7, 2016.

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, a division of F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company, is dedicated to serving antiques, collectibles, outdoors, hunting, and numismatics enthusiasts with trusted content, industry news, and pricing information. Today, the antiques & collectibles division includes books, ebooks, periodicals, and online destinations NumisMaster.com and ShopNumisMaster.com. The F+W portfolio offers books, ebooks, magazines, ecommerce sites, education, conferences and events, serving nearly 20 enthusiast communities. www.fwcommunity.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
(613) 949-5777
reeves@mint.ca