Central Bank of Russia to offer $13,000 gold coins

RUSSIA - New Russians, extravagant businessmen famed for their love of gold and deep pockets, might now have to start thinking about getting wide ones too, reports Reuters on Friday.

The central bank will next week put into circulation gold coins aimed at the larger wallet - each one about the size of a compact disc and weighing one kilogram.

"The coins are legal tender in the Russian Federation and at face value must be accepted for settlements without restrictions," the central bank said in a

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