Its makers are calling it Europe’s most expensive Christmas tree. Munich gold dealer Pro Aurum has constructed a festive showstopper out of 2,018 gold coins topped with a glittering golden star, which the firm says is worth 2.3 million euros.
They may look like the foil-wrapped chocolate coins many children will find in their Christmas stocking, but these are the real deal: solid gold one-ounce Vienna Philharmonic coins on an acrylic stand, topped with a giant 20-ounce coin. That adds up to 63 kilograms of pure gold, a Pro Aurum spokesman told Reuters.
Made in cooperation with the Austrian Mint, the three-metre high tree took over an hour to assemble and will be on display at Pro Aurum’s Munich goldhouse until December 15.