The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled this 100-kilogram (220-pound) 99.999 percent pure gold coin at the mint in Ottawa, Canada. (Photographer: David Barbour/Bloomberg News)

It Took Only 16 Minutes for Thieves to Swipe a Million-Dollar Gold Coin

(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- In 2007 the Royal Canadian Mint had a wild idea—create the world’s first million-dollar coin. It would be 99.999% pure gold, 220 pounds, and as tall as a car tire. Five ...

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