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Voting Opens for 2012 People’s Choice Coin of the Year Award

January 5, 2012 – Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Coin of the Year Awards, sponsored by Krause Publications and NumisMaster.com.

Twenty of the world’s most innovative, creative, beautiful and popular coins issued in 2010 by mints worldwide are up for election by coin lovers from around the globe. Hosted at www.numismaticnews.com, the People’s Choice nominees are:

  • Israel Coins and Medals Corp. – Jonah and the Whale, 2 New Shequalim, Silver, KM# 477
  • German Federal Ministry of Finance – Unity, 10 Euro, Silver, KM # 290
  • Bank of Latvia – 20th Anniversary of Modern Republic, 1 Lats, silver, KM# 113
  • National Bank of Ukraine – Pottery, 10 Hryven, silver, KM# 605
  • Monnaie de Paris – Mother Teresa, 10 Euro, silver, KM# 1695
  • Italian State Mint – Arts of EuropeSweden, 20 Euro, gold, KM# 335
  • National Bank of HungaryOrseg National Park, 5000 Forint, silver, KM # 820
  • Mint of Finland – Children and Creativity, 20 Euro, Silver, KM# 1532
  • Royal Canadian Mint – Remembrance Day Poppy, One Dollar, Silver, KM# 1050
  • United States Mint – Boy Scouts, One Dollar, silver, KM# 480
  • China Gold Coin Corp – Chinese Grotto Art, 300 Yuan, Silver, KM# 1950
  • Royal Mint – London Olympics 2012 – Olympic Strength, 5 Pounds, Silver, KM# 1155
  • National Bank of Belarus – Battle of Gruenwald, 50 Roubles, Silver, KM# 270
  • Andorra Mint – Gabriel and Mary Christmas Coin, 25 Diners, Gold, KM# 288
  • Perth Mint – Discover Australia Koala, 1 Dollar, Silver, KM # 1405
  • Mint of Poland – 65th Anniversary of Auschwitz Libertion, 10 Zlotych, Silver, Y# 713
  • Austrian Mint – Erzberg in Styria, 10 Euro, silver, KM # 3185
  • Coin Invest Trust acting as agent for the country of Cameroon – Shroud of Turin, 1000 Francs, silver, KM # 38
  • Japan Mint – Aomori Prefecture, 100 yen, silver, Y# 168
  • South African Mint – World Cup, 1 Rand, gold, KM# 508

Voting will take place here and will run through January 8th 2012 at Midnight. Winners will be announced shortly after and a special award will be presented at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, on February 5.

For more information on the World Money Fair, please click here.

A comprehensive list of the other 2012 Coin of the Year Winners you will find here.

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