The Brazen Heist of a Massive Gold Coin in Germany
The coin’s face value is one million Canadian dollars.
Around 10 years ago, the Royal Canadian Mint, which produces both coins for regular use as currency and some designed especially for collectors, produced a very large coin, nearly two feet in diameter and over an inch thick, with a legal value of one million Canadian dollars.
The coin, like some others produced by the mint, was made of pure gold—at least 99.999 percent pure, the highest of any bullion coin in the world. It wasn’t meant to be spent so much as to be looked at, and at 221 pounds, it’s not exactly pocket change…