Thursday, February 18, 2010

World's Biggest Gold Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint(RCM) unveiled the biggest gold coin in the world On May 3, 2007. The coin, which weighs 220.5 pounds(100 kgs) has a diameter of 21 inches (53 centimeters) and over 1.2 inches(3 cms) thick making it the largest of its kind. The coin is worth 1 million Canadian dollars(U.S. $903,000). Made with pure gold, it also has an immense hand crafting. The coin was originally designed to increase the international profile of RCM . But later was showcased to promote the RCM's new line of 99.999 percent pure, one-ounce gold maple leaf bullion coins. The coin is made only by order and has received 5 orders till date.

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