Switzerland Mints World’s Smallest Gold Coin

By The Associated Press

BERLIN—No joke: Switzerland has minted a gold coin so small you’d need to look very closely to see Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at you.

Switzerland Smallest Gold Coin
This undated image provided by Swissmint shows a gold coin with the face of Albert Einstein on the image side. State-owned Swissmint said Thursday that the 0.12-inches (2.96-millimeter) gold coin is the smallest in the world. (Benjamin Zurbriggen/Handout Swissmint via AP)

State-owned Swissmint said Thursday that the 0.12-inches gold coin is the smallest in the world.

It weighs 1/500th of an ounce and has a nominal value of $0.26.

Swissmint said the coin, of which just 999 have been made, will be sold for 199 francs with a special magnifying glass so owners can see the famous physicist on its face.