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Mein Gott, the Coin Is Gone!

In 2007 the Royal Canadian Mint had a wild idea—create the world’s first million-dollar coin.

Curators placed it behind bulletproof glass in the middle of Room 243, where the Bode keeps some of its most valuable coins.

It would be 99.999% pure gold, 220 pounds, and as tall as a car tire. Five so-called Big Maple Leaf coins were purchased by investors.

In 2010 a private collector in Düsseldorf loaned his Big

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