Swiss Issue Smallest Ever Commemorative Coin

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by calcol, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    Yup, just recognized by Guinness World Records. It’s gold with a face value of ¼ franc. Diameter is about 0.1 inch (3 mm) and weight about 0.002 ounce (0.063 g). Should wear a mask if you handle it so you don’t inhale it. :) See pic.

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  3. JayAg47

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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I looked at this Einstein coin when it was released. The premium was absolutely insane.
     
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  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    About $3.50 melt value. I guess that’s alright
     
  6. medoraman

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    I own a 1/20th of an ounce and thought it was a waste of gold. I have some ancients about 5 mm and those are really tiny.
     
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  7. mrweaseluv

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    Swiss are FOS... the 1/10th fanam holds that title at .04g (a full fanam should weight .4g but lots of "foil" copies made for jewelry/clothing use which is what i think you have Jay... here is a full and a 1/10th with a dime for size comparison.. 20201028_003629.jpg 20201028_004522.jpg
     
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  8. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    But this Nepalese coin is not associated with the Indian Fanam, but totally different denomination known as 1/128 of a Mohur, and 1 Mohur is 5.6 grams. They have also issued gold coins weighing the same 0.04g, being sold on Ma-shops.
    https://www.ma-shops.com/shops/maCategory.php?catid=17769
    Here are the numista entries. https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces77559.html
     
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  9. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    cool beans :D I wonder how many of those "foil" fanams i passed up might be otherwise Hmmm, gonna have to recheck a shop or 2.. the markup alone might be worth it lol
     
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