gold kilo

I was reminded tonight that in 2007 Canada made a 100 Kilo pure gold coin (it weighs 220 lbs!!, it’s heavier than *I* am) with a face value of $1,000,000 (the melt value on the gold content alone is currently $4,333,410.90).

Why? Just to show off that they could. For literally no other reason. They wrote press releases and uploaded videos and everything just saying “look how awesome we are at minting coins”.