World’s Largest Gold Bar

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The world’s largest gold bar stands at 250 kg (551 lb), measuring at the base 45.5 cm × 22.5 cm and 17 cm high with 5 degree draft angle (equal to 15730  cm³, or 17.9 in × 8.9 in × 6.7 in≈1062.04 in³). It was manufactured by the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi. It went on display at the Toi gold mine on July 11, 2005. Its gold content was valued in 2005 at 400 million yen (approximately US$3,684,000 at the time though at current 2013 gold prices its is worth approximately US $13.5 million (value calculated is for gold weight alone @ $1,676/troy ounce, not accounting for the premium associated with being the world’s largest gold bar).