- The Hoen Treasure is the biggest finding of gold jewelry from the Viking Age and one of the most important European collections of jewelry from the 800s. It consists of 20 coins, 50 jewelry of various types and 125 pearls totaling approximately 2.5 kilos of gold.
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”.