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Super Swank: Taj Mahal Gold Coin Sells for Rs 63 lakh

  By CHELNA KHATAU   Nov 19th 2010 at 6:00AM Jewellery RATED


Image courtesy: Reuters/Benoit Tessier

There are only 29 pieces of this Taj Mahal-embossed gold coin available for sale.

Want one? Well, you'll have to fork out $1,40,000 or approximately Rs 63 lakh for one of these limited edition solid gold coins.

Why? Firstly, because the coin weighs in at over 2lb, that's about a kilo. And prices of gold have shot through the stratosphere; just 10gm costs Rs 20,000 right now.

Secondly, the Taj Mahal gold coin is studded with 68 hand-set Cartier diamonds. That's a lot of bling for packed into just one kilo.

The gold coin has been produced in France for the Franklin Mint - a private American mint that manufactures limited editions collectibles including a 550gm gold-plated miniature Mercedes, where the gold costs more than $25,000 and scarily real-looking Michelle Obama dolls (unfortunately, not gold-plated!).

The Taj Mahal coin comes in a $7,000 leather case designed by French luggage designer Goyard.

The gold coin is on sale in the US.

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