By David Ponce
Not that it has anything remotely to do with technology, gadgets, or something you can ever hope to get your hands on… but the coin you see above should tickle your geek cells anyway. It’s made by the Perth Mint of Australia, weighs over a ton and based on current gold prices should be worth around $57.34million. Created to “mark the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that will be held in Australia”, the coin has an “Ian Rank Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II’s image [on one side ]” and a kangaroo on the other. It measures 12cm thick (almost 5 inches) by 80cm across (about 31.5 inches) and after taking 18 months to complete, the going is now on public display.
VIA [ Born Rich ]