Vote for the World`s Best Coin at NumisMaster(dot)com

Released on: October 27, 2008, 11:25 am

Press Release Author: Lisa Bellavin

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: Once again, the public will vote alongside mint officials,
museum curators, medalists, and journalists to determine the "People's Choice" of
the world's best coinage.

Press Release Body: Vote for the World's Best Coin at

Iola, WI (October 27, 2008) - Once again, the public will vote alongside mint
officials, museum curators, medalists, and journalists to determine the "People's
Choice" of the world's best coinage, when Coin of the Year voting goes live November
3rd at

Expert judges from around the world will be deciding the category winners and the
Coin of the Year as in the past, but again this year, the public will decide the
outcome of a congruent award honoring the ultimate in coinage design.

"We are excited to once again offer Coin of the Year voting to coin collectors from
around the world," said Scott Tappa, numismatics publisher at Krause Publications.
"Last year's program drew hundreds of thousands of votes from around the globe, and
we're expecting an even greater response this year. What could be more democratic
than letting collectors decide which coin they like best?"

The contest, which is sponsored by World Coin News and NumisMaster, will celebrate
its 25th year anniversary of honoring Mints of the world who produce the most
artistic, historically relevant, and innovative coinage.

"In its first year, the People's Choice Coin of the Year became an incredibly
competitive award. Collectors take obvious pride in the issues of their countries
and they expressed themselves strongly in their online voting. We expect voter
participation to rise sharply this year."

Last year's People's Choice winner was the Hungarian Mint, for its 50 forint coin
celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. Mints from Canada,
France, Austria, the United States, Latvia, and Finland were among the countries
also honored with awards. This year's ceremony will again be held at the World Money
Fair in Berlin, Germany during the first weekend of February 2009.

To view this year's nominees and to cast your vote, visit on or
after November 3rd and click on "Contests".

About Krause Publications

Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of
leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting,
and fishing. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue
of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause
Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers over 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, 750
reference and how-to books, and web properties such as, the online
coin price database. F+W Media, an ABRY Partners, LLC company, also operates book
clubs, conferences, trade shows, interactive media and education programs.

About F+W Media

F+W Media is an established special interest publisher and marketer of magazines,
books, book clubs, conferences, and interactive media properties. Its mission is to
deliver to passionate consumers the content, community, and data they desire,
regardless of platform. The Company publishes more than 50 magazine titles, and has
more than 4,000 books in print with 750 new titles each year. F+W Media is owned by
private equity firm, ABRY Partners, LLC.

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Contact Details: Lisa Bellavin
Online Editor
715-445-4612, ext. 13279

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