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Cracker is stuffed with gold coins

Published 09/12/2010 | 19:10

One of the sovereigns from the Royal Mint's Christmas cracker containing five 22 carat gold sovereigns
One of the sovereigns from the Royal Mint's Christmas cracker containing five 22 carat gold sovereigns

It could to be this year's ultimate Christmas gift - a £10,000 cracker stuffed with gold.

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The unusual present - a metal cracker containing five 22-carat gold coins, has been unveiled by the Royal Mint.

The cracker is unique, with only one being made for sale.

Each coin has a monetary value of £5 if used in a shop, but would fetch thousands more if sold individually.

The gift is so valuable that it is being guarded by officers at the Royal Mint's secure site.

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