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Straight from the mint: One million Australian dollars. Photo: AFP
Straight from the mint: One million Australian dollars. Photo: AFP

Australia's Perth Mint unveiled the world's biggest, heaviest and most valuable coin ever made. Crafted from pure gold, the coin that measures 80cm wide and more than 12 cms deep, weighs a whopping 2,200 pounds. The front of the masterpiece features Australia's national symbol — the kangaroo. Surrounding it are rays of sunshine and an inscription that reads Australian Kangaroo 1 Tonne 9999 Gold, as well as, the year 2012. The back features the continent's head of state — Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


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