The 100 kg pure fine gold coin – at the Museum of Fine Arts, Vienna

On the top floor of the art gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum) in Vienna, Austria (which I’ll present in a different post) there is a very interesting exhibition including a 100 kg pure fine gold coin. This coin was unveiled in May, 3rd 2007 by the Royal Canadian Mint. The designer was artist Stanley Witten, and the coin has a value of $1 million Canadian dollars. Here are some pictures of this promotional tool for Royal Canadian Mint – of course, as you can imagine, the coin is isolated in a reinforced glass cage (and protected by other security measures as well… But c’mon, who could possibly lift 100 kg without some serious equipment? šŸ™‚ )

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Lori

Iā€™m offering public relations, communications and image counseling in everyday life and I have a PR agency ā€“ PRwave INTERNATIONAL. I am passionate about reading, blogging (I also have a blog in Romanian) and traveling. Follow me on Twitter - @violetaloredana (Romanian) and @TravelMoments.

2 thoughts on “The 100 kg pure fine gold coin – at the Museum of Fine Arts, Vienna

  • 4 June, 2010 at 10:34
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    haha! Can I get it? then, sell it to pay my RTW fair? šŸ˜€
    Amazing thing!
    We don’t have it.
    We do have some monumental coins but much smaller.

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    • 4 June, 2010 at 10:46
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      We were surprised when we saw it too! Yes, imagine having one – not only sell it – but auction it šŸ˜‰ Augmented value :))

      Now seriously it was indeed something different, a curiosity – because even in Romania (and in many other countries) we saw special money (paper or coins) editions, but never such a coin: 100 kg pure 24 K gold!

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