If the Royal Canadian Mint has the record for the world's largest gold coin, the Austrian Mint now claims the title for the world's largest silver coin.The world’s largest silver coin, the Europe Taler 2008, was revealed at the 2008 European Championship of Football in Austria and Switzerland and will soon be on display at the Hall of Tirol, Austria.
Weighing in at 20.08kg with a diameter of 36cm, the coin portrays important people from the last 500 years within its hexagonal patterns resembling a football.
Historical imagery on the coin includes: Martin Luther, for his translation of the bible in the 16th century, symbolising the transformation of the Middle Ages to modern times; Antonio Vivaldi, greatest composer of the 17th century and James Watt, 18th century inventor of the first steam engine.
Nobel Peace prize winner Bertha von Suttner is also featured on the coin for her development on the civilisation of wars and introduction of pacifist politics.
To read the complete article, see: Europe Taler 2008: World's Largest Silver Coin Revealed (http://www.etravelblackboard.com/showarticle.asp?id=78755&nav=21)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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