The United States Mint has announced that it won the Best Gold Coin award in 2022. The award, the second such honor the Mint has received in the past four years, is for the 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin. In 2019, the Mint won the same aware for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin. This year, the 2021 American Liberty remains in the running for the overall Coin of the Year award.
We are excited to share that, once again, our American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin was recognized on the world stage! The 2021 coin took home the award for Best Gold Coin at the 2022 Coin of the Year Awards. It’s extraordinary to receive this award so soon after our 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin™ won Best Gold Coin in 2019.
Featuring a wild American Mustang bucking off a western-style saddle, the obverse of the 2021 gold coin represents the overthrowing of British rule during the American Revolution and the start of American Liberty. While the 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coins are no longer available, if you hurry, you can still own this award-winning design with the United States Mint American Liberty Silver Medal™ while inventory remains. This is your opportunity to continue (or start) an award-winning collection—add the previous Best Gold Coin of the Year, the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin to your collection as well!
The Coin of the Year Award (COTY) is an awards program founded and annually conducted by the American publisher Krause Publications of Iola, Wisconsin, and directed at the coin-producing industry. Awards are given for numismatic design, artistic vision, and craftsmanship. A panel of international judges chooses the coins from those issued two years before the year of the award.
Since the inception of the Coin of the Year Award in 1984, the United States Mint has won a multitude of awards for its coins. The awards have been given to commemorative coins and gold and silver coins the Mint has produced.