Six-pound Sochi Olympic gold coin sold for $232,000
Nick Zaccardi, OlympicTalk
Oct 18, 11:45am EDT
An unnamed person spent $232,000 on a gold coin with a monetary value of $785 on Friday.
But this isn’t any gold coin. It’s a whopping 6.6-pound coin with Sochi Olympic designs on it. It is the heaviest and most expensive coin out of a commemorative series of Sochi Olympic coins, according to RIA Novosti.
Earlier this week, the Russian Central Bank announced it will issue a commemorative coin for the Sochi Olympic torch relay on Oct. 30 in a currently unused denomination of 25 rubles (or $0.78), according to R-Sport.