Peoples Choice Coin of the Year
By Mike Unser
Attention! Coin collectors… Get ready… Get set.
NumisMaster has raised the starting pistol and
pulled the trigger. The "People’s Choice" Coin
of the Year nominations are online. Go vote now!
The annual Coin of the Year contest by Krause
Publications celebrates a quarter century in
honoring Mints from around the world for their
incredible coin designs. And now for the second
consecutive year, collectors can vote for their
There are no losers in this year’s contest,
sponsored by NumisMaster and World Coin News.
Each design has unique qualities guaranteeing
another year of zealous voting.
"In its first year, the People’s Choice Coin of
the Year became an incredibly competitive award.
Collectors take obvious pride in the issues of
their countries and they expressed themselves
strongly in their online voting," said World
Coin News executive editor Dave Harper. "We
expect voter participation to rise sharply this
Winning over the collective hearts of more than
100,000 worldwide voters, the Hungarian Mint
earned the last People’s Choice Award for its
copper-nickel 50-forint coin that commemorated
the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian
An international panel of judges gave top honors
to the Royal Canadian Mint in the most recent
contest. It received the coveted Coin of the
Year Award for its four-piece set of $50
palladium coins showing the Big Bear and Little
Bear constellations in changing seasonal
positions. Other award winners included Mints
from France, Austria, the United States, Latvia,
The Coin of the Year awards ceremony will be
held at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany
on Saturday, February 7, 2009.
To support your favorite design, visit
NumisMaster’s 2009 Coin of the Year voting page.