It isn’t often a coin comes along that simply boggles the mind, the last probably being the immense one-tonne gold coin ‘struck’ by the Perth Mint a few years ago, and still on display at Perth central. That one was simply a work of fantasy however, but this new coin is tantalisingly close to normality, yet equally ridiculous. Billed as the biggest silver coin the world has ever seen, even fans of the Perth Mints 10kg silver lunar bullion coins will be gobsmacked by the sheer ambition on show here.

Struck in fine (0.999) silver and antique finished, this behemoth comes in at over a back-breaking 54 kilos (1,750 oz)  in weight and is a phenomenal 650mm (25.6″) in diameter. The image below left actually has a picture of the free 1oz version that you get, just so you can appreciate the sheer scale of this beast. The image to the right is of the stele display case, and that stretches the tape measure out to around 2m (78″) in height!!

As you’ve no doubt guessed, the mintage on these won’t be worrying the American Silver Eagle anytime soon, just 15 are being produced, and they bust the wallet to the tune of €89,500 plus taxes (£63’000, US$95’000). The stele, made from fancy wood, steel (!), and acrylic, is supplied free of charge.

The design looks great, quite a bit of relief if the video is to be believed, and while antique-finish elephant coins are hardly a rare commodity lately, this stands toe-to-toe with the best even in the 1oz format. The smaller coin (31.1g/38.6mm) is also available seperately, and limited to just 1,000 pieces, each one like its big brother having the serial number engraved onto it. Check out the video for some perspective on just how big this coin is.

MINTS DESCRIPTION

The biggest silver coin in the world 2016 made from .999 fine silver has a diameter of 65 cm and a weight of 1.750 ounces (54,425 kg).

This colossus is limited to 15 pieces and of course they are numbered. Every coin is an exclusively manufactured unicum with an antique-finish look. Because of the extreme elaborate production every coin is manufactured on request.

The motif of this giant coin shows the biggest land mammal – the african elephant. It is surroundet by the french lettering \LE MONDE ANIMAL EN PERIL\ (the animal world in danger) and the latin name of the animal. In addition there is on the obverse side the year of issue 2016, the weight of 1.750 ounces, the used precious metal, the logo of the manufacturing company LEV and the respective issue number (from 001 to 015).

The reverse side, of this biggest silver coin ever produced, is the coat of arm of the country of issue – the Ivory Coast. There is also the nominal value of 1 million Francs CFA (1.000.000).

By purchasing this big coin you get one small portrait of this giant \Elephant in Danger\ in 1 oz fine silver within a blister-certificate free of charge. The biggest silver coin has an extra certificate as well.

The coin is packed within a stele made of dark precious wood, steel and acrylic glass, so it is ideal preparated for presentation.

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
1,000,000 FRANCS CFA 0.999 SILVER 54,425.00 g 650.00 mm ANTIQUE 15 YES / YES
GEIGER EDELMETALLE