2022 IACA Excellence in Currency Awards for COIN FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

by | Aug 31, 2022 | Awards | 0 comments

The International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) is delighted to announce the Finalists for the 16th round of its 2022 Excellence in Currency Awards for COIN. The Finalists were selected by our Judging Committee from among 19 outstanding nominated projects.   The IACA members are now voting for the winners and the results will be announced at the Coin Conference in Amsterdam on Tuesday, October 18.  The Finalists are as follows:

Best New Coin Product, Feature or Distribution Innovation

Other nominees:

  • Royal Dutch Mint: for Linden Leaf Latvia 5 Euro
  • Monnaie de Paris: for 2 Kilo Gold Dior Coin

Best New Commemorative or Test Circulation Coin

Other nominees:

  • South African Mint & SARB for 2 Rand celebrating 25th anniversary of Constitutional Democracy
  • Japan Mint for the 500-yen bi-color clad coin celebrating the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • Japan Mint for the 500-yen bi-color clad coin celebrating the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
  • Monnaie de Paris and Banco Central de Costa Rica for the 500 Colones celebrating their independence
  • Bank of Israel for the NIS 5 Coin honoring the Medical Teams
  • Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan for their Nu. 5 and Nu. 10 Coins celebrating the birth/anniversary of the King

Best New Environmental Sustainability Project for Coins

Other nominees:

  • Global Coin Solutions: for Currency for Kids

IACA thanks all the nominees for their time and effort with their submissions and also thanks the Judging Committee for their review of all the submissions to determine our Finalists.

Our judging Committee:

  • Maarten Brouwer, Business Consultant; formerly CEO of Royal Dutch Mint and Sec. Gen. of MDC
  • Jon Cameron, Consultant, Cameron Associates LLC; formerly with the US Mint, BEP, and Federal Reserve
  • Brian Lang, VP IACA and former Head of Currency, RBNZ
  • Astrid Mitchell, Chief Executive, Reconnaissance International
  • Richard Wall, Chairman of IACA; former MD of Currency, Bank of Canada
  • Lydia Yip, Advisor to Central Banks; former Head of Currency, HKMA

For Information please contact: Sybil Baxter, IACA Administrator, sbaxter@currencyaffairs.org  

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