The world's largest gold coin will be auctioned in Vienna



2015-06-26 12:02:05

The world's largest gold coin will be auctioned in Vienna

This coin breaks all records - the Canadian $1,000,000 Maple Leaf will sell at Dorotheum

On June 25, the world's largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000,000 Maple Leaf will be auctioned at Vienna's Dorotheum.

This coin breaks all records... Weighing a staggering 100 kilos and measuring 53 cm in diameter, itcan't even be lifted by two men.

But the most remarkable thing about thisamazing coin is that it ismade exclusively of the purest, finest and most refined 999.99/1000 gold.

The World Record-breaking coin -which is also listed in the current edition of the Guinness Book of Records -bears the image of Elizabeth II, and is the largest official portrait of the Queen in solid gold.

On the coin's reverse are three maple leaves, the national symbol of Canada where the coin was minted. What's more, the face value of $1m (see the picture, below)is far below the current gold price.

Expert Michael Beckers with the world's largest gold coin (Click to enlarge)

According to Dorotheum, the starting price will be based on the daily gold rate.

Until now, the gigantic Maple Leaf was on loan to the 'Mnzkabinett' of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, which houses one of the largest numismatic collections in the world.

The impressive coin has now been entrusted to the Dorotheum, the leading European auctioneer which hasheld numismatic auctions for more than 200 years.

Appropriately enought, the high-carat coin willgo under the hammer at a diamond auction. Diamonds, along withgold,are on the rise as investments - sothe Maple Leafwill be in fitting company.

The world's largest gold coin will go under the hammer on June 25 at Palais Dorotheum in Vienna, Italy; an event likely to beenjoyed by the world's press.

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