World's Largest Gold Coin

This is the world's largest and most expensive gold coin, the "Canadian Gold Maple Leaf". The coin made of 99.999% pure gold, weighs 100 kilograms and is worth about 2 million euro (U.S. $ 3.2 million). For your information, Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the official bullion gold coin of Canada and is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.

On May 3, 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the first Gold Maple Leaf coin with a face value of One Million Dollars! It measures 50 cm in diameter by 3 cm thick and weighs 100 kilograms, with a purity of 99.999%. The artist of this big coin is Stanley Witten. The coin is mainly a promotional product to give the mint a higher international profile. The 100-kilogram coin was conceived as a one-off showpiece to promote the mint's new line of 99.999 per cent pure one ounce Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins but after several interested buyers came forward the mint announced it would manufacture them as ordered and sell them for between $2.5 million and $3 million. Presently, there are only five such coins in the World.

Recently, the 100kg gold coin was on display at Vienna's Art History Museum. Images from: AP