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Six-pound Sochi Olympic gold coin sold for $232,000

Oct 18, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

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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.

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