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The winners of the international coin contest "Coin Constellation-2021" have been determined


The XV International Coin Contest "Coin Constellation" has finished.


From February, 15 till April 15, 2021 mints, national banks and coin distributing companies sent applications for participation. Coins were presented from 22 countries. The professional jury made its choice in 9 nominations:


- Unique concept

- Best artistic solution

- Original technology

- Best circulation coin

- Coin classics

- Souvenir coin

- Silver Coin of the Year

- Gold Coin of the Year

- Coin of the Year.


Coin Constellation is the only international commemorative coin contest in Russia. Over its long history, it has become one of the most respected in the world. The organizer of the competition is the Russian Water Mark Publishing House.


The professional jury of the competition includes the largest museums, auction houses, numismatic societies, commercial banks, and specialized publishing houses about coins from different countries.



In 2021, the participants of the Coin Constellation were:


- national banks: Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Bank of Latvia, Bank of Israel, National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, Bank of Poland, National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Central Bank of Armenia, Central Bank of Hungary;


- mints: Moscow Mint and St. Petersburg Mint - branches of Goznak JSC (Russia), ART MINT (France), CIT Coin Invest AG (Liechtenstein), Hungarian Mint, Italian Mint, Kazakhstan Mint, Royal Australian Mint, Royal Netherlands Mint, Polish Mint, Paris Mint, Lithuanian Mint, Gdansk Mint (Poland), Royal Belgian Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Swiss Federal Mint, South African Mint;


- the largest coin distributors: Downies (Australia), Numiartis (Germany), Power Coin (Italy), NumisCollect (Netherlands).



Winners and Diploma Winners of the Contest "Coin Constellation-2021"


Unique concept


The first place in this nomination was taken by theLinden Leafsilver coin, which was presented to the competition by the Bank of Latvia, minted by the Royal Dutch Mint.


In second place is the Coin dedicated to Hope, which immortalized people united in the face of a pandemic. It was struck by the Lithuanian Mint.


The third place was taken by theMechanical Beecoin presented by Power Coin (Italy). This is a joint project: idea and technology - Power Coin (Italy), management - CIT Coin Invest AG (Liechtenstein), minting - B.H. Mayer (Germany).



Best artistic solution


The collector's coin in the form of a square with cut cornersModernism in Latvia. 1960spresented by the Bank of Latvia.


The second place was taken by the75 Years of Victorycoin. It was presented by the National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia, minted by the Moscow Mint.


In third place - the coin200th Anniversary of the Discovery of Antarctica by Russian Mariners F.F. Bellingshausen and M.P. Lazarev, presented to the competition by the Bank of Russia and the St. Petersburg Mint.



Original technology


The first place in the "Original Technology" nomination was given by the jury to the coin"Two Sisters (on the Terrace)", which was presented to the Power Coin competition (Italy).


In second place is theBlack Panther - Night Hunters"coin, submitted to the CIT Coin Invest AG competition (Liechtenstein).


The jury divided the third place in this nomination between two coins:The creator of Russian porcelain D.I. Vinogradov, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his birth (1720)"(it was submitted to the competition by the Bank of Russia and the St. Petersburg Mint) and "Multifaceted Animal Head: Grizzly Bear"was presented to the competition by the Royal Canadian Mint.



Best circulation coin


The first circulation coin from the copper-nickel alloy"Charles de Gaulle"presented by the Paris Mint was recognized in this nomination.


The second place was taken by theDonation Dollarcoin. It was submitted to the competition by the Royal Australian Mint.


In the top three in this category - the coin"25 Years of Constitutional Democracy in South Africa, 1994-2019", which was presented by the South African Mint.



Coin classics


The jury selected the"Turtle"coin presented by CIT Coin Invest AG (Liechtenstein) as the winner.


The second place went to the"175th Anniversary of the Russian Geographical Society"coin. It was presented by the Bank of Russia and the St. Petersburg Mint.


In third place isZhansem - 100th Anniversary of Birthpresented by the Central Bank of Armenia.



Souvenir coin


The first place was taken by theVoyager Gold Platecoin presented by Power Coin (Italy).


The second place was taken by theYear of the Bullcoin, presented by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.


In third place is theMerry Christmascoin presented by the Polish Mint.



Silver coin of the year


The winner in the nomination was the75th Anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. It was presented by the Bank of Russia and the St. Petersburg Mint.


In second place is theWhite Rhino - African Big Fivecoin, presented by the South African Mint.


The third place, according to the results of voting by the jury members, was shared by two coins:Personal Freedom, presented to the competition by the Bank of Latvia, and Jan van Eyck - Gothic, presented by the Royal Mint of Belgium.



Gold Coin of the Year


The winner in the nomination was theRoyal Portraits of Queen Elizabeth IIcoin presented by Downies Collectables Pty Ltd (Australia).


The second place was given to thePolar Wolfcoin presented by the Bank of Russia and the St. Petersburg Mint.


The third place in this nomination was shared by two coins:"Golden Florin of Vladislav I (1440-1444)"(presented by the Central Bank of Hungary and the Hungarian Mint) and"Isfahan Gold"(CIT Coin Invest AG, Liechtenstein).



Coin of the Year


The winner in this category was theCommemorative Coin Dedicated to the Selfless Labor of Medical Workers. She was represented at the competition by the Bank of Russia and the Moscow Mint.


The second prize went to the"Smallest Gold Coin"presented by the Swiss Federal Mint.


In third place is theTree of Life - Point Artcoin made of 999-carat silver, presented by NumisCollect (Netherlands).



People's Choice Award


The tenth nomination - "People's Choice Award" - was determined by the results of voting by visitors on the portal www.Gold10.ru, in which everyone could take part from July 15 to September 15, 2021.


The winner in this nomination was theCathedral of Holy Etchmiadzincoin presented by the Central Bank of Armenia.


Among the most active participants of the internet voting was drawn a prize - a subscription for Gold Chervonets magazine in 2022! The winners are Lukyanov Denis Sergeevich (Moscow region, Solnechnogorsk), Antonenko Mikhail Vasilievich (Krasnodar region, village Tbilisskaya) and Verenko Nadezhda Aleksandrovna (Republic of Belarus, Minsk).


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

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