If you are a coin collector, then the world’s largest coin must definitely feature in your collection. And if you wish to enlarge your collection by adding the world’s largest coin to your coin collection, then here is your chance. The world’s largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000,000 Maple Leaf is all set to go under the hammer on June 25. The coin will be auctioned by Vienna-based auctioneer, Dorotheum. The gigantic coin is made from the purest of gold (999.99/1000 gold) and weighs a staggering 100kilos (220lbs) and measures 53 cm in diameter!
Update – The world’s largest gold coin finally went under the hammer for Austria for euro3.27 million ($4 million). It was pocketed by Spanish precious metal trading company Oro Direct.
Via – [Artdaily]
The coin features the picture of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and three maple leaves (the national symbol of Canada) on the other. The face value of $1 million is far below the current market price for gold. The starting price for the bidding of this large coin will be determined by the daily gold rate. The coin listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest coin was most recently on loan to the ‘Münzkabinett’ of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
With the soaring gold rates, this coin promises to be one profitable investment.
[Luxist And Artfix Daily]