A week ago CoinNews.net first wrote about the United States Marine Corps 230th Anniversary Silver Dollar winning the World Coin News 2007 Coin of the Year Award (COTY).
At that time, the U.S. Mint hadn’t commented on the COTY award, which is an international coin competition that spans a two-year judging period. U.S. Mint Director, Edmund C. Moy now says:
“The men and women of the United States Mint create beautiful coins that reflect the spirit, traditions and values that Americans hold dear. We are proud that our coins have been honored.”
The coins, plural, Director Moy mentions include the COTY competition recognition of two additional coins, the 2005 American Bison Nickel and the Oregon commemorative quarter-dollar. They were recognized as the “Most Popular Coin” and the “Best Trade Coin”, respectively.
For more information on the U.S. Mint’s announcement, read their press release by clicking here.