Olympic games

It’s not the largest or heaviest gold coin in the world, but this commemorative Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Gold Coin commands attention. Weighing in at 22 pounds (10 kg), a diameter 7.09 inches (18 cm) and made from .9999 fine gold, the 100,000 legal tender Chinese Yuan coin will cost one cool million to own.

10 Kilo Beijing Olympic Games Gold Coin

A spectacular price for sure, but is the coin worth its weight in gold? At gold’s current spot price of $942.80 an ounce and considering there are 12 troy ounces per troy pound, that puts the coin’s bullion value at about $249,000.

It’s rare to find any commemorative priced as low as its bullion value. Why?

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Vibrant American Bald Eagle coin designs were released December 5th, 2007 and the US Mint pulled away the curtains to offer them for sale on January 15, 2008.

2008 American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Program Shown are the initial designs and final coins. (United States Mint images)

A $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin and a half-dollar clad coin all honor the American Bald Eagle in 2008. These three coins are also issued in special commemorate Proof and Uncirculated versions. Information, high quality coin images, prices and ordering information are below.

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It could be the largest coin ever, coming in at a weight of 12 tons, a height of 7 meters (~23ft) and a depth of 70 cm (~2.3ft). You could stand from a very long distance away and still make out its golden color, royal portrait and finely detailed rim. You’d probably say it looks […]

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London is the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012. Billions will be spent on infrastructure and other improvements in supporting the Olympic Games. To hit timelines and get ready for the games, construction work has already begun. That work has resulted in interesting archeological discoveries while digging for the planned […]

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The recent rumblings from the release of the 2008 quarter designs and yesterday’s announcement of the commemorative 10th Anniversary American Eagle Platinum set nearly hid a smaller notice from the U.S. Mint regarding other new products.

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