In 2007 the Royal Canadian Mint produced the world's first million dollar coin.
The 100 kg, 99999 pure gold bullion coin with a $1 million face value was originally conceived as a unique showpiece to promote the Mint's new line of 99999 pure 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins.
After several interested buyers came forward, the Mint decided to make a very limited quantity available for sale.
To date, five of these majestic gold bullion coins, weighing 3,215 troy ounces each, have been purchased by investors from Canada and abroad.
In October 2007, the Million Dollar Coin was certified by Guinness World Records to be the world's largest gold coin.
This picture was taken in the Art History Museum in Vienna, Austria
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- Copyright: Dave Fisher (dabeed) (568)
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- Date Taken: 2009-09-29
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- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-I, Tiffen 72mm UV
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- Date Submitted: 2013-09-28 13:30