New Russian record-holder gold coin
The Bank of Russia issues on Monday 01.02.2010 a gold coin with the nominal value of 50000 rubles, weight -5kg to mark the Bank’s 150th anniversary. Produced in 50 copies, the coin is going to become a numismatic rarity. The price of gold used for the mint exceeds 5.3 million rubles(174340 dollars).
Twice as heavy as Russia's record-holder was a gold coin weighing 10 kilograms and a nominal value of 100 thousand yuan, made the People's Bank of China, dedicated to the XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing. Mintage -29 pieces. One of them was sold in November 2008 by Sberbank of Russia, after which it became the largest gold coin sold in Russia.
In 2008, the Royal Mint of Canada released the world's largest gold coin of fineness 99999, weight of 100 kg and a nominal value of 1 million Canadian dollars. This coin was named "Golden Maple Leaf”.
Until then, the largest gold coin was regarded as released by the Austrian Mint coin "Big Phil", so named in honor of the Vienna Philharmonic, weight 31 kg with a diameter of 37 cm and which had a nominal value of 100 thousand euro.
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