Mint’s million-dollar coin up for sale

The world’s first $1 million coin – one of five produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 – is for sale in Ireland and the U.K. after Irish gold brokers GoldCore recently secured exclusive selling rights.

The Mint said the rare coin, which weighs 100 kilograms (or 3,215 troy ounces), was originally struck as a unique showpiece until several interested buyers came forward. It currently has a melt price of about $5 million.

The coin, which features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, is hand polished.

The coin, which features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, is hand polished.

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