money: June 2010 Archives

275x250.jpg The world's largest gold coin - which has a face value of £640,000 has been sold at auction for £2.6 million.

The Maple Leaf coin is an official bullion gold coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint which was revealed in 2007 with a face value of CA$1m.

It weighs 100kg, has a diameter of 50cm and is over 3cm thick. With a gold content of .9999 millesimal fineness it is also one of the purest gold coins ever made.

But while the coin is actually legal tender in Canada, we think the new owner could have a problem finding a store which has enough change to break it.




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