The 2015 Coin Awards were presented at the Coin conference in Madrid. IACA sends Congratulations to the following winners.
BEST NEW CIRCULATING COIN or COIN SERIES.
BANK OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA & ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT:
Papua New Guinea 50 ‘toea’ denomination, multi-coloured,circulating coin. The obverse features the Coat of Arms of Papua New Guinea. The reverse features the logo and colours of the XV Pacific Games. This coin is 30mm, cupro-nickel, seven-sided and milled.
BEST NEW COMMEMORATIVE OR TEST CIRCULATING COIN
RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND & THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT:
New Zealand’s first coloured circulation coin, a 50-cent piece commemorating the 100th anniversary of Anzac, the joint corps of Australian and NZ Armed Forces.
BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION
HONG KONG MONETARY AUTHORITY:
A creative solution to stop coin hoarding that involves Coin Carts which go out into the community to encourage people to deposit coins and thereby help the recirculation of coins and reduce minting costs.
BEST PUBLIC EDUCATION OR WEBSITE
BANCO de MEXICO:
To promote the validity, acceptance, and usage of the 20-peso commemorative coins, amongst the population, in order to ease cash transactions.