The largest coin
American sculptor Stanley Witten created a coin that set a record at the same time for several characteristics: in size, weight and face value. Such a coin was issued by the Canadian National Bank and has a face value of one million US dollars. On one side of this real work of art there is a Canadian symbol – a maple tree leaf, and on the back – an image of Canadian Queen Elizabeth II. This coin weighs a centner and consists almost entirely of pure gold. In total, there are 15 such coins and all of them are in personal collections.
At the moment, the most expensive coin in the world is a coin issued in the 30s of the 20th century. Its face value is only $ 20, however, it left the New York auction for seven million dollars in 2008. The lucky holder of a unique coin wished to remain anonymous. Continue reading