This newly minted Aussie coin is not only the most expensive but also the world’s largest coin. Believe it or not this coin weighs in at 1012kg. or 1.115 539 046 7 ton. It is cast as well as hand crafted and it took 18 months to complete. The coin is worth $53.5 million, and like all Aussies minted coins it is legal tender, but if you want to use it, it is only worth $1 million. (Best to hang on to it. 🙂 )
BIG DOLLARS: Perth Mint CEO Ed Harbuz with the world’s biggest gold bullion coin. Source: PerthNow
As you can see from the pictures, it has the kangaroo on one side and Queen Elizabeth on the other. The coin is 99.99% pure gold. The coin was crafted in the Perth mint (Western Australia) and this mint is well known for its craftsmanship, and has done wondrous items in the past. Of course this coin is a much larger version of new coins that will be coming out, and I doubt very much if this will ever come up for sale.
The world’s biggest gold coin weighs is one tonne of 99.99% pure gold, nearly 80cms wide and more than 12cms deep. Source: PerthNow
But you have to admire the work it must have taken to make this coin; it must of seemed overwhelming when the idea was first put forward. I would love to see this coin, but Perth is on the other side of Australia from me. The distance between Brisbane (Queensland) and Perth (Western Australia) is about 3,700 kilometres or 2,240 miles.
There is an article about the coin in Perth Now.