Here are a few coins that were recognized worldwide for its technological innovation, exquisite detail and hard work in designing them.

 

THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINT COMPANY(SAMINT)

Year of award 
Coin Designer Award Theme 
20111 oz Natura gold coinNatanya v NiekerkThe Best Gold Coin; Coin of the Year - World Money Fair, Berlin, GermanySafari through South Africa – The White Rhinoceros
 
2008R5 bi-metal Natanya van Niekerk2nd place “Best New Coin” International Association of Currency Affairs at Currency Conference in Prague Oct 2008“Madiba 90th Birthday”
20061 oz Natura gold coinNatanya v NiekerkThe World’s Most Beautiful Gold Coin
MDC Korea in 2008
The Giraffe
"Giants of Africa"
19991 oz Natura gold coinNatanya v NiekerkThe World’s Most Beautiful Gold Coin
MDC Canberra Australia
The Kudu as “King of the Antelope”
19981oz Natura gold coinNatanya v NiekerkThe Most Popular Coin at the Singapore coin show“The Leopard”
The Big Five
1997R1 Protea silver coinNatanya v Niekerk“COTY” Coin of the Year AwardWomen of South Africa
19971oz Natura gold coinNatanya v NiekerkThe World’s Most Beautiful Gold Coin, MDC South AfricaThe African Buffalo(The Big 5)
1996R1 Gold CoinJohan SteynThe Best Modern Commemorative Gold Coin In The World30th Anniversary of the First Heart Transplant
19961oz Natura gold coinNatanya v NiekerkThe World’s Most Beautiful Gold CoinMandleve, The Elephant, The Big 5
1992R2 Silver “Crown”Johan SteynThe best Crown in The World“Mint Technology”

 

THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT 

Year of award 
Coin Designer Award Theme 
2012
$300 Pure Gold Coin with Diamond
 
Sixth International Commemorative Coins Contest "Coin Constellation-2012"
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
2012
$100 Gold Coin
 Krause Publications 2012 Coin of the Year Awards, Most Historically Significant400th Anniversary of Hudson Bay
2011
$300 Gold Coin
 
Krause Publications 2011 Coin of the Year Awards, Most Artistic
Summer Moon Mask
2011Fine Silver Crystal Snowflake 
Krause Publications 2011 Coin of the Year Awards, Best Silver Coin
Crystal Snowflake
2010
Fine Gold Kilo "Towards Confederation"
 
2010 World Money Fair - Presented by Krause Publications, Most Inspirational Coin
Canadian Heritage
2007
Vancouver 2010 Circulation Programme
 
2010 Excellence in Currency Awards - Presented by IACA, Best new Series
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
2007
Big and Little Bear constellations coins
 
2008 World Money Fair - Presented by Krause Publications, Most Inspirational Coin
Constellations
2007
Pink Ribbon coin
 
2008 World Money Fair - Presented by Krause Publications, Coin of the Year and Most Innovative Coin
Ribbon of Hope
2007
25-cent coloured circulation coin
 International Association of Currency Affairs, Best Coin
Creating a future without breast cancer
2002
Five-coin commemorative set
 
Asia Money Fair, Most Popular Coin
Asian symbols, five blessings commemorative set
2002$200 22-karat coin 
World Coin News, Best Gold Coin
Mother and Child, designed by Germaine Amaktoyauk
2000
20-dollar coin featuring a hologram cameo
 
Mint Directors' Conference 2000, Most Technologically Advanced Coin
Transportation coin series
2000
Silver Dollar
 
World Coin News, Most Popular Coin
125th anniversary of the RCMP - 1998
1999
Gold Bullion Maple Leaf
 
International Hologram Manufacturers Association, Excellence in Holographic Product
20th anniversary maple leaf coin series
1998
2-dollar circulation coin
 
World Coin News, Most Popular Coin
Polar Bear design
1998
100-dollar 14-karat gold coin - 1997
 
World Coin News, Best Gold Coin
Alexander Graham Bell
1997
200-dollar 22-karat gold coin
 
Coin of the Singapore International Coin Show, Best Coin
Haida contemporary art
1996
100-dollar 14-karat gold coin
 
Münzen Magazin, Best Coin
Klondike
1994
200-dollar 22-karat gold coin
 
Münzen Magazin, Best Coin
Anne of Green Gables
1993
100-dollar 14-karat gold coin
 
World Coin News, Best Gold Coin
Antique autos
19891-dollar sterling-silver coin 
World Coin News, Best Silver Coin
Mackenzie River Bicentennial
1988
1-dollar sterling-silver coin
 
World Coin News, Best Silver Coin
Davis Strait 400th anniversary
1986
100-dollar 22-karat gold coin
 
World Coin News, Best Gold Coin - Most Historically Significant
Jacques Cartier 450th anniversary of the voyage of discovery
1985
20-dollar Olympic coin
 
World Coin News, Coin of the Year Award
1988 Winter Olympic downhill skier