Numismaster, the online web resource for Krause Publications’ numismatic publications, has posted the nominations for Coin of the Year and a link to allow readers to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The choices are 2006 designs from 15 coins representing Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Poland, Singapore, and the United States. The 2006 Benjamin Franklin Founding Father Commemorative and the Nevada quarter represent the United States.

I have not voted, but I am leaning toward the Canadian “Imagine a World Without Breast Cancer.” Aside from being a coin that I own, the artist captured the essence of the theme. It is a very inspiring image and the enameled pink ribbon in the middle of the coin helps make it a powerful statement. However, another consideration is Poland’s 20 Zloty “St. John’s Night.” The design is compelling and worth a look. I will have to find a better example to see. What an excuse to visit the local coin store!

Although there is no deadline date mentioned, the poll appears under Numismaster’s “Weekly Poll” section. So to borrow a phrase from old Chicago: Vote Early, Vote Often!

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