Auction of the World's Largest Gold Coin
Dorotheum, one of the oldest auction houses in the world, will be auctioning off the largest coin in the world, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000.000 Maple Leaf made with extremely pure 999.99/1000 gold. The face value is $1 million but it is worth a lot more, at the gold content weight 100 kilograms or 220.5 pounds. On the obverse is Queen Elisabeth II and on the reverse are three Maple Leafs.
The coin, which measures almost 21 inches across, will be sold in Vienna on June 25, 2010. The opening bid will be the conversion price of gold.