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Smallest gold coin
Самая маленькая золотая монета
Presented by
Federal Mint Swissmint
Nominal value
1/4 swiss francs
0,063 g
2,96 mm
Gold 999°
999 pcs
Production quality
Special adjustments in order to reduce minting pressure and compensation of “own weight”.
Remo Mascherini
Federal Mint Swissmint
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse of the smallest gold coin in the world features the famous image of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue, and the year date 2020. 

The reverse shows the nominal value of 1/4 Swiss francs together with the inscription "Helvetia" and the Swiss cross, supplemented by the alloy mark "AU 999.9" and the weight (1/500 ounce). Because neither image on the minted sides can be discerned with the naked eye, Swissmint has commissioned special packaging complete with magnifying lenses and light, ensuring that one can examine the smallest gold coin while still keeping it safely stored.
A brief annotation
With determination, patience and inventiveness, Albert Einstein revolutionized the world view of physics with the formula E=mc² in 1905. Swissmint tried to apply the same qualities to the creation of "the smallest gold coin in the world", by using absolute precision and technical sophistication to achieve a world record in coin minting. The unique result is a machine-minted gold coin with a diameter of 2.96 mm weighing only 0.063g (1/500 ounce). In April 2021 the coin has been recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TM as the world’s smallest commemorative coin.
New issue
№ 4(61) 2022
№ 4(61) 2022
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