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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 October, 2004, 17:58 GMT 18:58 UK
Austria cashes in on massive coin
Two men try to move what Austria says is the world's biggest world coin
The mighty disc weighs in at 31kg (68 pounds)
Austria has unveiled what it says is the world's largest gold coin - a 31kg (68 pound) disc worth about 330,000 euros ($500,000).

The coin, with a face value of 100,000 euros, bears a replica of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's famous hall on one side and instruments on the other.

Only 15 of the 24-carat discs - dubbed Big Phil and measuring 37cm (14.5in) -were created by the Austrian mint.

Most have been sold to investors and institutions, AP news agency reports.




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