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 awardCoinDesignerAwardTheme
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”
19981 oz 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
19921oz 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 

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 Significant 400th Anniversary of Hudson Bay 2011

$300 Gold Coin
Krause Publications 2011 Coin of the Year Awards, Most Artistic
Summer Moon Mask

2011 Fine 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

1989 1-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

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