Britain's Royal Mint has unveiled its largest ever coin
in its 1,100 year history
It weighs 22lbs
measures 7.9 inches in diameter
and took over 400 hours to produce
It's the concluding piece of the Queen's Beasts commemorative coin collection
SENIOR TECHNICAL MANAGER AT THE ROYAL MINT, PAUL MORGAN, SAYING: "The Queen's Beasts completed 10 kilogram coin is truly a unique piece, it combines both the traditional artisan skills, and also state of the art technical processes. And without blending these together we would not have been able to produce a coin of this type. It has used all our craft skills, hundreds of hours of craft skills and also hundreds of hours of laser time, and of the state of the art equipment to produce something of this size and this beauty."