Visitors to Perth can see what is thought to be the world’s largest coin at the Mint.
People taking flights to Perth could see the world’s largest gold coin by paying a visit to the city’s Mint.
The Perth Mint has crafted what it believes to be the largest gold coin in the world, which has a nominal value of AU$1million (£650,000).
However, due to the current value of gold, the one tonne coin is actually worth far more, as it is made from 99.99 per cent pure gold.
As a result, if it was melted down into gold bars, it would be worth AU$57.34million (£35million).
The coin was created to celebrate the Queen’s recent visit to Australia, which saw her spending some time in Perth.
“To cast and handcraft a coin of this size and weight was an incredible challenge, one which few other mints would even consider,” said Ed Harbuz, chief executive of The Perth Mint.
People who take flights to Perth could follow the lead of the Queen during their stay by learning more about the native Aboriginal culture.
Written by Ruth Norris