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For China's 60th anniversary, a gold-plated Leica

I doubt Leica would make a 24-carat gold-plated camera for my 60th anniversary, but they did for China.

Gold-plated Leica
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Gold-plated Leica
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I doubt Leica would make a 24-carat gold-plated camera for my 60th anniversary, but they did for China.

Each one of the 60 limited-edition cameras costs 199,900 yuan (about $30,000), and is individually numbered from 1949 to 2009. The cameras, wrapped in red calfskin, say "Long Live the People's Republic of China" in red calligraphy and sport a Tiananmen Square pattern.

I'm pretty sure you're going to have to be someone pretty important (and in China) to get one of these, but if you've got 30 grand and a connection, Leica's probably not going to say no.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.