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Art Theft

They weighed 220 pounds. No wonder the thieves got caught.

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The trial is underway for the theft of one of the largest gold coins in existence. In fact at one point it was the largest one. Mints produce coinage that do represent legal tender, but also create ones which are meant to commemorate something or to be collected.

In 2007 The Canadian mint produced a limited six-coin run of coins called the Big Maple Leaf.  The BMLs had a face value of $1 million, and at the time of their production, they were the largest gold coins in the world (the Perth Mint in Australia made a larger coin in 2012), being over an inch thick and about 20 inches across.

To read more on The Vintage News:

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2020/01/27/gold-coins-trial/

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* Massive Gold Coin Worth Millions Stolen from German Museum

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