Japan Pours World’s Largest Gold Bar

Posted on February 16, 2010

Someone better get Cash 4 Gold on the line, because Mitsubishi Materials Corporation of Japan just poured the largest gold bar ever, and it’s absolutely huge.

Japan Pours Worlds Largest Gold Bar picture

The dimensions of the gargantuan gold bar ring in at 17.9″ x 8.9″ x 6.7″, making it ideal for a shoebox, or perhaps a tightly locked and guarded steel lock box rigged to explode if someone without a proper fingerprint match touches it.

While this might seem extravagant, just know that given the current price of gold, which rings it at a pricey $1097.30 per ounce, this quarter-ton gold bar is worth, oh, $9,676,430.32.

This gold bar, which shall henceforth be known as the King of Gold (KOG!), surpasses the previous largest gold bar by just under six million dollars. It’s only a matter of time before the Federal Reserve creates a $10,000,000 bank note to lord over the Mitsubishi Corp., with the added bonus of it being able to fit in a wallet.

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3 comments
Jon
Jon

the original article was from 2005. why is this news now?