Yesterday, Perth Mint announce World 1st, 1 tonne gold coin, 1 tonne Gold Kangaroo coin. The coin measures nearly 80cms wide and more than 12cms deep, weighing a massive 1000 kilograms of 99.99% pure gold, make it the new largest gold coin in the world. Previous holder of the largest gold coin released by Royal Canadian Mint in May 2007, 1 million dollar gold maple leaf coin, only weight at 100 kilos and measures 50 cm in diameter by 3 cm thick. The first 1 tonne gold coin by Perth Mint is certainly the most valuable gold bullion coin in the world with a market price of gold right now, it has a USD$55 million price tag on it.
The coin reverse shows a bounding red kangaroo surrounded by stylised rays of sunlight and bordered by the inscription AUSTRALIAN KANGAROO 1 TONNE 9999 GOLD and the year-date 2012.
The coin obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA and the monetary denomination of 1 MILLION DOLLARS.
Here are behind the scene video's for the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Coin:
Perth Mint also share a new websites to promote their new 1 tonne coin, visit 1tonnegoldcoin.com or youtube.com/user/perthmintbullion for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. You can also view the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Coin at Burswood Entertainment Complex until Sunday 30 October 2011. The coin also has Australian legal tender status. You can contact Perth Mint Bullion for this item sale, read my post; Perth Mint Bullion.