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World's Biggest Gold Coin Auctioned for More than $4 Million

By: manzil - Published: Jun 28, 2010 • References: news.yahoo
The world's biggest gold coin was auctioned in Vienna, Austria on 25 June, 2010. The gold coin, which weighs 100 kilograms, fetched over $4 million, which was shelled out by a Spanish precious metals trading company. The gold coin is one of only five Canadian $1,000,000 Maple Leaf coins by the Royal Canadian Mint.

The auction was held by an Austrian investment group AvW Invest, who went bankrupt after a series of fraud by its owner and chief executive.