A United States silver greenback is among the many finalists chosen after the primary spherical of balloting for the 2022 Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards, an internationally carried out awards program recognizing excellence and ingenuity in coin design. The thirty ninth annual program, offered by World Coin News, sister publication of Numismatic News, and sponsored by the Journal of East Asian Numismatics, honors 2020-dated cash issued by nations around the globe.
From a field of 100 coins put forth by the COTY Nominating Committee, this system’s worldwide panel of judges named the U.S. Mint’s 2020 Women’s Suffrage silver dollar coin Most Historically Significant. The award class is one among 10 within the competitors.
The commemorative coin’s obverse design options the profiles of three ladies, every sporting a distinct kind of hat to represent the various many years the suffrage motion spanned. The reverse design exhibits “2020” being dropped right into a poll field, styled with artwork deco parts to point the creative type of the period.
In the opposite classes of competitors, the Austrian Mint emerged as a robust contender. Judges favored Austrian submissions for Best Gold Coin, Best Bi-Metallic Coin and Most Artistic Coin.
France and Latvia had notable showings as effectively, with two class wins every: Best Contemporary Event Coin and Best Crown Coin for France, and Best Silver Coin and Most Inspirational Coin for Latvia. South Africa acquired Best Circulating Coin honors, whereas Barbados took Most Innovative Coin.
The winners in every of those 10 classes will go on to the ultimate spherical within the competitors and vie for the distinguished title of Coin of the Year.
Following is an inventory of those class winners with commentary from Tom Michael, COTY coordinator, World Coin News contributor and market analyst.
Once the ultimate vote is full and the last word Coin of the Year is set, a digital awards ceremony can be held. For extra particulars, regulate www.NumismaticNews.net.