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The world's largest gold coin!

Last updated on: June 17, 2010 16:05 IST

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The world's largest gold coin worth $3.9 million will be auctioned at Vienna's Dorotheum on 25 June 2010.

The world's heaviest coin weighs 100 kilograms and has a diameter of 53 cm. It is made exclusively of the purest, finest and most refined gold: 999.99/1000 gold, according to Dorotheum.

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Image: World's largest gold coin.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters.
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The world record-breaking and rarest coin, which is listed in the current edition of the Guinness Book of Records, bears the image of Elizabeth II.

There are 5 maple leaf coins, one of which is owned by Queen Elizabeth II.


Image: A visitor looks at the world's largest gold coin.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters.
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The back shows three maple leaves, the national symbol of Canada, where the coin was minted.

The Dorohteum, a leading auction house in central Europe has been holding historic coin auctions for more than 200 years.


Image: A security guard is reflected as he watches over the world's largest gold coin.
Photographs: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters.
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