Gold coins were once real money and many still hope to find them in hidden treasures today. But we won’t talk about that now. Our subject here is the Taj Mahal Gold Coin, which is minted in pure gold, weighs one ounce and measures 37 mm (1.45 inch) in diameter.
It was designed and mint by the Monnaie de Paris and it features the impressive image of the Taj Mahal on the obverse. The reverse of the coin shows the UNESCO logo and it has a face value of 200 Euros. Only 1,000 such coins were made, and the Franklin Mint sells them for $3,299.
The interesting part of the story is that there also is a 2.2 pound version of the Taj Mahal Gold Coin with a face value of 5,000 Euros, which sells for a whooping €100,000 ($136,000).