Yep. that's one metric tonne of gold...
RE: AUSTRALIA LEAD’s THE WAY.
According to this site:
35,274.6 ounces in a metric tonne.
At about $1700/ounce, that giant coin is worth:
35,274.6 X 1700 = $59,967,500.00
To put things in perspective:
2010 Federal Budget had the gov’t spending $3.552 trillion dollars.
There are 8765 hours in a year:
$3.552 trillion / 8,765 hours = $405,210,571 per hour
That giant Australian Gold coin won’t even sustain our government for 10 minutes.
That coin might tear a hole in my trousers, unless we attach it to The Hitting Stick.