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The Fourteenth International Contest "Coin Constellation-2020"

The results of the XIV contest "Coin constellation" were summed up. This year 26 participants from 17 countries presented their coins.


"Coin Constellation" is the only international coin contest which is held in Russia. It is organized by the publishing house "Water Mark". The competition is attended by the world's leading mints, national and commercial banks, and coin distribution companies.


The winning coins were determined by absentee voting of the international expert jury members based on the images and descriptions of the coins submitted by the contestants. The jury consists of experts from world-famous museums and auction houses, representatives of numismatic associations and specialized publications about coins from different countries.


In 2020, the participants of the "Coin Constellation" became:


- national banks: Central Bank of the Russian Federation, Bank of Latvia, National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, National Bank of Poland, National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia, National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Central Bank of Armenia, Central Bank of Hungary;

- mints: Moscow Mint and St. Petersburg Mint-branches of Goznak JSC (Russia), ART MINT (France), CIT Coin Invest AG (Liechtenstein), Hungarian Mint, Italian Mint, Kazakhstan Mint, Royal Australian Mint, Royal Dutch Mint, Polish Mint, Paris Mint, Lithuanian Mint, Gdansk Mint (Poland), Royal Belgian Mint;

- well-known coin distributors: Numiartis (Germany), Power Coin (Italy), Allcollect GmbH (Germany).


The jury members determined the winners of the "Coin Constellation-2020" and the coins that took second and third places in nine main categories:


- Unique concept,

- The best artistic solution,

- Original technology,

- The best circulating coin,

- Coin classics,

- Souvenir coin,

- Silver coin of the year,

- Gold coin of the Year,

- Coin of the year.


The tenth nomination "Peoples Choice Award" was determined by the results of voting on the portal www.Gold10.ru.


Everyone could take part in the online voting until December 15, 2020.



The Winners and diploma winners of Coin Constellation-2020

Unique concept

Coin"Estacado Meteorite"took the first place in this nomination and was presented by CIT Coin Invest AG (Liechtenstein). It is minted by the B. H. Mayer mint (Germany).

On the second place is the coin"Creation of the World", minted by the Polish Mint.

The third place took the coin of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation"75 years of the Victory of Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"with denomination of 3 rubles, which is minted by St. Petersburg mint branch of JSC "Goznak".


The best artistic solution

The winner in this category became the coin"Niklāvs Strunke", presented by the Bank of Latvia and minted by the Lithuanian Mint.

The second place went to the coin"Tour Eiffel"presented by the Paris Mint.

The third place in this nomination was taken by the coin"Edelweiss Mountain Star", presented by CIT Coin Invest AG (Liechtenstein). It is manufactured at the B. H. Mayer Mint (Germany).


Original technology

The first place in the nomination was given to the coin"Ave, Caesar!", it was submitted by the Mint of Poland.

On the second place is the coin"Notre Dame de Paris"submitted by the ART MINT (France).

The third place was taken by the coin"Trapped"presented by CIT Coin Invest AG (Liechtenstein).


Best circulating coin

The circulation coin"75th Anniversary of the Full Liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi Blockade"was recognized as the best in this nomination. Its nominal value is 25 rubles. The coin was presented by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and minted by the Moscow mint, which is a branch of Goznak JSC.

The second place was taken by the coin of the Royal Australian mint"Centenary of Repatriation".

The third place in this category was given to the coin"500 Anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci", which was presented by the Italian mint.


Coin Classics

In this nomination the jury selected as the winner coin"Italy of the Arts Milan Cathedral". It was introduced by the Italian Mint.

The second place awarded to the coin"Zheltovodsky Makaryev Convent of the Holy Trinity, Nizhny Novgorod Region"which is submitted by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. The silver coin was minted by the St. Petersburg Mint a branch of Goznak JSC.

On the third place is the coin"History of Polish Coin the szóstak (six grosz) of John III Sobieski", which was presented by the National Bank of Poland. It is minted by the Mint of Poland.


Souvenir coin

The first place was taken by the coin"Year of the Rat". It was presented by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. The coin is minted by the Polish Mint.

The second place was taken by"Investment Chip", presented by the company "Power Coin" (Italy), the coin was minted by the BH-Mayer Mint (Germany).

On the third place is"Symbols of Life the Sun"coin, which was presented by Allcollect GmbH (Germany).


Silver Coin of the Year

The winner in the nomination is the coin"Freedom Fights (1918-1920)", it was submitted by the Bank of Latvia. The coin was minted by the Lithuanian Mint.

On the second place is the coin of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation"75th Anniversary of the Full Liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi Blockade"with a face value of 3 rubles. The silver coin was minted by the St. Petersburg Mint a branch of Goznak JSC.

The third place was taken by the coin"450 years Pieter Bruegel the Elder"presented by the Royal Mint of Belgium and minted by the Royal Mint of the Netherlands.


Gold Coin of the Year

The winner coin is"Mona Lisa", which was presented by the Paris Mint.

The second place was given to the coin"Angel Day"submitted by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.

The third place was taken by the coin"500 Anniversary of the Birth of Tintoretto", presented by the Italian Mint.


Coin of the year

The winner of the nomination is the coin"50 Anniversary of the Moon Landing", presented by the Italian Mint.

The second place went to the coin"Fall of the Berlin Wall", which was presented by the Paris Mint.

On the third place is the silver coin"Komitas the 150th Anniversary of Birth", which was presented by the Central Bank of Armenia. The coin was minted by the Lithuanian mint.


People's Choice Award

The winner in this category is the coin"Owl"submitted by the Kazakhstan mint and the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The organizer of the Coin Constellation is Russian
Publishing House Water Mark

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