World’s largest gold coin set for auction

On June 25, 2010, the world’s largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000.000 Maple Leaf is to be auctioned at Vienna’s Dorotheum.

This monetary item is twenty inches (53 cm) in diameter and one inch thick. It’s made of 99.999 percent gold bullion and weighs 220 pounds (100 kilograms).

The world record-breaking coin, which is also listed in the current edition of the Guinness Book of Records, bears the image of Elisabeth II.
The back shows three maple leaves, the national symbol of Canada, where the coin was minted.

The face value of $ 1 million is far below the current gold price. The starting price will be based on the daily gold rate.

The coin was on loan to the ‘Munzkabinett’ of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, which houses one of the largest numismatic collections in the world.


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