Vote for the World's Best Coin at NumisMaster.com The public will soon vote alongside mint officials, museum curators, medalists, and journalists to determine the “People’s Choice” of the world’s best coinage.
News-Antique.com - Oct 27,2008 - Iola, WI (October 27, 2008) – Once again, the public will vote alongside mint officials, museum curators, medalists, and journalists to determine the “People’s Choice” of the world’s best coinage, when Coin of the Year voting goes live November 3rd at NumisMaster.com.
Expert judges from around the world will be deciding the category winners and the Coin of the Year as in the past, but again this year, the public will decide the outcome of a congruent award honoring the ultimate in coinage design.
"We are excited to once again offer Coin of the Year voting to coin collectors from around the world," said Scott Tappa, numismatics publisher at Krause Publications. "Last year's program drew hundreds of thousands of votes from around the globe, and we're expecting an even greater response this year. What could be more democratic than letting collectors decide which coin they like best?"
The contest, which is sponsored by World Coin News and NumisMaster, will celebrate its 25th year anniversary of honoring Mints of the world who produce the most artistic, historically relevant, and innovative coinage.
"In its first year, the People's Choice Coin of the Year became an incredibly competitive award. Collectors take obvious pride in the issues of their countries and they expressed themselves strongly in their online voting. We expect voter participation to rise sharply this year."
Last year’s People's Choice winner was the Hungarian Mint, for its 50 forint coin celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. Mints from Canada, France, Austria, the United States, Latvia, and Finland were among the countries also honored with awards. This year’s ceremony will again be held at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany during the first weekend of February 2009.
To view this year’s nominees and to cast your vote, visit Numismaster.com on or after November 3rd and click on “Contests”.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and fishing. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers over 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database. F+W Media, an ABRY Partners, LLC company, also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, interactive media and education programs.
About F+W Media
F+W Media is an established special interest publisher and marketer of magazines, books, book clubs, conferences, and interactive media properties. Its mission is to deliver to passionate consumers the content, community, and data they desire, regardless of platform. The Company publishes more than 50 magazine titles, and has more than 4,000 books in print with 750 new titles each year. F+W Media is owned by private equity firm, ABRY Partners, LLC.
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