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The nominees for the 2023 Coin of the Year have been announced.-Editor

Coin of the Year COTY logoFrom 2,300 coins produced around the globe, 100 rose to the top. This is how 10 coins in 10 categories of competition became The COTY 100, these to be considered by an international panel of judges in the first round of voting in the 2023 Coin of the Year awards. The coins are all dated 2021.

The program, presented by World Coin News and sponsored by The Journal of East Asian Numismatics, begins each year when the COTY Nominating Committee convenes to select these 100 nominees.

After all the preliminary weeding down from roughly 2,300 coins produced in 2021, the COTY Nominating Committee considered nearly 400 coins from 40 countries in just about four hours, said Tom Michael, COTY co-coordinator, senior editor and market analyst for NumisMaster. In the end, they selected coins from more than 30 of them as finalists. I really like that broad span! It tells us that an increasing number of coin producers and issuing countries are creating hand-held works of high quality on an ever-expanding basis.

The categories are:

  • Most Historically Significant
  • Best Contemporary Event
  • Best Bi-Metallic Coin
  • Best Gold Coin
  • Best Silver Coin
  • Best Crown
  • Best Circulating Coin
  • Most Artistic Coin
  • Most Innovative Coin
  • Most Inspirational Coin

See the complete article online for the full list of nominees. Here are the nominees for Most Artistic Coin, with the Ukraine Independence coin illustrated.-Editor

 Most Atristic COin 2023 COTY nominees

To read the complete article, see:
The COTY 100(

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