Purchasing a coffin is one of the most expensive items for any funeral, and many people either don’t have the means to pay for a coffin or would prefer not to spend such a large sum of money.
However, for the rich and famous, some people just can’t get enough of luxury, even when they die.
The amount of money we spend on our loved one is a personal choice, but sometimes these numbers just don’t make any sense. Keep reading this list of the most expensive coffins in the world, if you don’t believe us.
The Sterling Deluxe Stainless Steel Casket for $2,700
One of the ways someone can be buried in style is with one of the most expensive casket models from Star Legacy, called the Sterling Deluxe Stainless Steel Casket. Coming at the steep price of $2,700 the casket has a powder blue outside and a brush finish with a soft white interior.
The Copper Deluxe Casket for $2,900
Another expensive casket from Star Legacy, the Copper Deluxe Casket costs as much as $2,900 and as the name suggest is made mostly out of copper.
The Kiss Themed Casket for $4,000
If you are a big fan of the rock band Kiss, you might want to be buried in this casket, which comes at the steep price of $4,000 and features photos of the band in their infamous makeup.
The Original Casket of JFK for $4,000
While John F. Kennedy wasn’t buried in this casket, the casket which was used to transport his body from Dallas to Washington after he was assassinated in 1963 cost a staggering $4,000.
The Casket of Robert Wadlow for $4,500
One of the most expensive caskets ever is the one in which Robert Wadlow was buried in, back in 1940. The casket cost around $4,500 to be built; which was mainly due to Wadlow’s massive stature, at 8 feet 11 inches.
Hallmark’s Bronze Casket for $6,900
Containing traditional bronze coating and a soft white velvet body, the Hallmark’s Bronze Casket made by the Savon Caskets and Urns company costs as much as $6,900.
The Promethian for $25,000
Going into five-figure caskets things get a little more classy. A high-end casket used mainly for big celebrities and by billionaires, including Michael Jackson, the Promethian costs as much as $25,000 and features a gold surface with a solid bronze body.
The Xiao En Center Casket for $36,400
The Xiao En Center Casket features fine mahogany wood and due to its hand-painted artistic accents on its side, the luxurious casket costs as much as $36,400.
The Casket of Zsa Zsa Gabor for $40,000
Plated with 24-carat Gold the casket made for Zsa Zsa Gabor back in 2011 costs as much as $40,000. Even though Gabor managed to fully recover and is alive to this day, the casket is still being kept.
The Malaysian 14-Karat Gold Coffin for $217,000
Categorized as one of the most expensive coffins in the world, the Malaysian 14-Karat Gold Casket costs as much as $217,000 due to the fact that it is made up entirely of 14-Karat Gold, as the name suggests. It has also been featured at a coffin exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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