2019 Winners

BEST NEW COMMEMORATIVE OR TEST CIRCULATING COIN

Reserve Bank of New Zealand: Armistice Day Coin

The Armistice Day Coin is the second in a two-coin series produced by the Reserve Bank to mark the centenary of World War 1. The Armistice Day Coin’s standout feature is the use of colour. After striking, a computer controlled high-speed colour pad printer added the ink which was cured by passing the coins through a furnace.


BEST COIN INNOVATION

Royal Canadian Mint: Tri-Metal Security Test Token

The token is made from 3 metallic pieces comprising one metal ring and 2 inserts each of which is approximately half the thickness of the outer ring. This novel geometry results in a coin with 2 different metals on each side and allows for an increased level of security at a cost-effective price.


BEST NEW CIRCULATING COIN RELATED PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM, WEBSITE OR APP

Reserve Bank of New Zealand: Armistice Day Coin Public Awareness Campaign

The Armistice Day Coin launched with an innovative campaign which invited people to ‘SPEND IT. KEEP IT. REMEMBER.’ The campaign also had a strong educational component.


BEST NEW CIRCULATION COIN OR COIN SERIES

Central Bank of Mauritania/La Monnaie de Paris

The large denomination 20 Ouguiya coin is the world’s only circulating tricolour coin. The coin consists of a central pill in solid alloy, an inner ring in stainless steel and an outer ring in solid alloy. It features the Mauritania arms and two camels.