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New Gold Coin Features The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal coin comes with a carrying case designed by Goyard that contains a magnifying glass.

Nov 18, 2010 | By Anakin

The world-renowned Franklin Mint has unveiled a rare and unprecedented work of artistry – the Taj Mahal Gold Coin – at their new Manhattan showroom.

Minted and designed by the world-renowned Monnaie de Paris, only 29 of these coins will ever be produced.

The coin is not only the first and only French coin comprised of over 2 lbs. of solid gold, but it is the world’s first coin to include 68 hand-set Cartier diamonds.

The obverse features a beautiful sculpted image of The Taj Mahal with the initials “RF” standing for the Republic of France.

The Taj Mahal Gold Coin is valued at $140,000 and is being offered exclusively in the United States.

The case alone — an elaborate leather and wood piece by French luggage designer Goyard — is worth approximately $7,000.

The Taj Mahal holds the distinction of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by man and is a white marble tribute built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century.

The best architects designed this joyous building, built by the most skilled workers and artisans from Persia, Europe and the Ottoman Empire.

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