409) The Prestigious Krause Publications Annual World Coin Competition: Coin of the Year Awards -2017: The Winners of the “Coin Of The Year” (COTY) Award & the 10 sub-categories:
The Reverse of the Finland 5 Euro Bimetallic Coin
The EUROPA Coin Programme logo
This is an initiative for issuing collector-oriented legal tender coins in precious metals to celebrate the European identity. The issuing authorities of European Union member countries voluntarily contribute coins the the Europa Coin Programme which began in 2004. Some coins are denominated in Euros while others may be denominated in other currencies. The criteria includes these coins to be at least .900 fine silver and to be minted in Proof quality. The coins must show the “Eurostar logo” distinctly and be visible to the naked eye, but not be an integral to the coin’s design.
Obverse of the Austrian 100 Euro Gold Coin