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Applications for Commemorative Coins Contest "Coin Constellation-2017" are welcome

Since 15 January 2017 mints, national banks and distributing companies are welcome to submit the application for participation in the XI International Commemorative Coins Contest “Coin Constellation-2017”. 

“Coin Constellation” is the only commemorative coins contest to be held on the territory of Russia. During its septennial history it has become one of the most prestigious in the world. Each year more and more coins compete for the right to become the best in the contest nominations. More than 240 coins and 21 coin series from 29 countries took part in the tenth anniversary contest “Coin Constellation-2016”. 

To take part in the contest you should send to the organizing committee the corresponding application form and the images of coins. Coins minted since 1 January till 31 December 2016 are admitted to the contest. The application period will last up to 15 March 2017.

This year the contest will be held in eight major nominations: Unique Concept, Successful Artistic Solution, Original Technology, Silver Coin of the Year, Gold Coin of the Year, Coin Classic, Souvenir Coin and Coin of the Year. The winners will be determined by the professional contest committee which comprises experts from the largest numismatic museums, auction houses, numismatic societies, commercial banks, specialized periodicals on coins from different countries.

Traditionally the preferential voting on all the coins submitted to the contest will be organized at the website Everybody can vote for the coin he liked. Internet voting will take place from 15 June till 15 September 2017. The coin which gets the most votes will be given the People’s Choice Award. 

The announcement of the results of the contest and the official awarding ceremony will take place on 22 September 2017 in Moscow at the Eighth International Coin Conference and Exhibition COINS-2017.

The organizer of the contest is Russian Publishing House Water Mark, the publisher of the specialized magazine on coins and medals and the organizer of the International Coin Conference and Exhibition COINS. 

Information partners are the Gold Chervonets Magazine, The Analytical Banking Magazine, Numismatics Magazine, The National Banking Journal, The PLUS journal, Monnaie Magazine, Publishing and printing house "InterCrim-press”, Biblio-Globus, numismatic company

You can get the further information about the terms of participation from the organizing committee and on the website There you can also follow the contest news as well as get acquainted with the winners of the previous contest and watch the videos of the awarding ceremonies. 

Contest coordinator:
Tel.: +7 812 495 43 02
Fax: +7-812-325-20-99

The organizer of the Coin Constellation is Russian
Publishing House Water Mark

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