Jun 262015
 

The Perth Mint’s 2014 silver tribute to Charlie Chaplin is the ‘People’s Choice’ at Russia’s most prestigious coin awards.

The winners of the 2015 Coin Constellation were announced overnight at the Sixth International Coin Conference and Exhibition in Moscow.

Organisations from 29 nations, including the United States, Germany, France Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic participated at this year’s event.

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Representing The Perth Mint, Andrey Ignatchenko, Manager for the CIS Region, said it was extremely gratifying to win the People’s Choice as it is the only one of the 10 award categories chosen by the Russian public.

Charlie Chaplin was controversially linked to the USSR during the Cold War era. Although he never visited the region, his movies were beloved by Russian audiences.

The Charlie Chaplin – 100 Years of Laughter 1oz lenticular silver coin* features a movie-like sequence of the comic actor’s iconic onscreen character The Tramp, which ‘plays’ as the coin is moved.

*no longer available

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