coty dutch 275x185 Royal Dutch Mint Wins Krause 2013 COTY Award. VIDEO: 3:20.Martin Brouwer, Royal Dutch Mint, David Harper, Executive Editor, Krause Publications

The 2013 Coin of the Year Award was bestowed on the Royal Dutch Mint at the World Money Fair held in Berlin, Germany.

Martin Brouwer, managing director of the Royal Dutch Mint, accepted the prestigious award. The coin design that won was a silver 5 Euro coin with theme of the, “100th Anniversary of the Dutch Mint with QR Code.”

This year’s winner was selected by a panel of almost 100 judges from around the world in fierce competition that included entries from many of the worlds’ mints. New technology in coinage production has been an important factor in selecting recent coinage winners.

The COTY Awards include ten other categories for coinage production. A list of all the winners can be found at the Krause Publications website: http://www.numismaster.com.

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World Money Fair – Berlin

On Friday, 1 February 2013 the 42nd World Money Fair will open – taking place in Berlin for the eighth time. International mints and top-class dealers, suppliers and enthusiastic numismatists will get together at the Estrel Convention Center.

A top-class numismatic weekend awaits including highlights such as launches of special and commemorative coins, raffles and attractive promotional offers.

On the opening day of the World Money Fair, leading international mints will showcase their current coin programs and present their latest coin issues. They will also speak about new developments and future projects.

Find more news and video about coin and paper money collecting at: http://www.coinweek.com.

 

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