The Solid Gold Casket Sent To Zsar Zsar Gabor – Before Her Death!

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This solid gold casket is one of the most expensive in the world, costing around $40,000 and made from 24k gold. It was actually sent as a gift to actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, while she was still alive! Apparently Gabor’s husband was pretty offended – and rightly so. When the actress eventually passed away, she still didn’t use the casket. It takes around 200 hours to make this coffin by hand.

Michael Jackson’s Gold Promethean Casket

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Michael Jackson was buried in a very memorable solid gold casket, but it wasn’t a design made specifically for him. The Promethean bronze and gold casket was already on the market, at $24,000, and this 24k gold coffin has been popular with celebrities, including James Brown as well as the late King of Pop.

This Stunning 24K Gold-Coated Masterpiece

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Something like this just has to be on display and never used, surely – you wouldn’t want to bury this 6 feet underground with nobody to ever see it again. This masterpiece, coted in 24K gold, is worth around $120,000 and was on display at the Asia Funeral Expo. So you best start saving!

This Crazy Kiss-Themed Casket For Any Rock Fan

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If you’re a fan of Kiss and want to go out in style, then this Kiss-themed coffin might hit the right notes with you. This casket costs $4,000, and for that price, you get a pretty out-there design complete with flames, the band’s logo and a coffin plastered with the band member’s faces, including their iconic makeup, of course.

The Original Casket For JFK After His Assassination

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You may be wondering why the original casket for assassinated president JFK is still around – wasn’t he buried in it? John F. Kennedy wasn’t actually buried in this casket, as it was only used to transport his body from Dallas to Washington following his death in 1963. The casket cost a whopping $4,000.

The Coffin Of Illinois’s Tallest Man

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You’d expect this coffin to fetch a high price tag, seeing as it needs extra length to fit an 8 foot 11 inch-tall man in it. Robert Wadlow, also known as the Giant of Illinois, was the tallest person in history, and his coffin cost $4,500 to build. The finished coffin was over 10 foot, and took twelve pallbearers to carry!

The Paris Rose Stainless Steel Casket – With Reinforced Handles

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Stainless steel might sound pretty common for a casket, but this one is the most expensive stainless steel option, worth around $4,099. Its cost comes from the fact it’s oversized for a start, so more roomy, and it has a lot of extra details on the design, as well as reinforced handles and a crepe interior.

This Velvet-Lined Poplar Casket

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Another oversized coffin here, the Estate Poplar Casket comes in around $5,995, and the most expensive from the casket brand Sky Caskets. The coffin is made from solid poplar wood with a glossy finish on the outside, while Rosetan velvet lines the inside. There’s even an adjustable mattress!

Get Your Geek On With These Tech-Inspired Coffins

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If you’ve lived your best geek life and don’t want that to change in the afterlife, then how about one of these customized tech or gadget-related coffins from a company called Creative Coffins? You could be buried in your favorite retro video console, your trusty cell phone or maybe one designed as your fav tech brand.

The Classic Mahogany With A High Price Tag

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Named the ‘Royal Grace Custom’, this mahogany wood casket comes in around $7,899, and it’s easy to see why, with an immaculate finish on a popular choice for coffin wood. It also comes with swing bars, highly-polished details and a high-gloss finish. Decorative wood is one of the most popular choices for caskets.

The 14-Karat Gold Coffin From Malaysia At $217,000!

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Standing as one of the most expensive coffins in the world – an eye-watering $217,000, to be exact – this Malaysian 14-Karat Gold coffin is almost completely solid gold. It’s high price tag and luxury design has even had it displayed as a guest of honor at a coffin exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

Cruise Into Your Funeral In Style

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If you’re a car fanatic, maybe one of these car-shaped coffins will be how you want to arrive at your funeral. People arrive at their weddings in fancy cars, so why not for burials? The coffin will even have wheels as part of the design, and a color of your choice for the bodywork. A whole new meaning to ‘open top’ car!

Being Eco-Friendly Can Also Be Expensive

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We all know how higher the price tag gets when we’re trying to buy eco-friendly things and avoid the chain brands, and the same can be said for coffins, too. This custom-made casket has a big price tag because it’s not only made from reclaimed materials, but reclaimed antique at that! It’s customizable, and any wood used will be eco-friendly.

This Customizable Bronze And Copper Casket

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Coming in at $12,000, this coffin from luxury brand in-Valhalla is made from bronze and copper, with plenty of custom options for both size and finish. The bronze and copper alloy means the casket is particularly strong against corrosion – and even stronger than stainless steel – which means it won’t rust. You get what you pay for!

The Double-Lid Casket Made From Bronze

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Coming in with a price tag of almost $28,000, this bronze casket has not one, but two lids, for a double-seal option. This casket is made from 96 ounces of solid bronze, with a total weight of over 400 pounds when it’s finished! The design comes with velvet interiors and a head pillow.

A Chocolate Box Casket

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Life is like a box of chocolates, or so Forrest Gump tells us… so why can’t death be as well? People say life is a gift, but this might not be what they had in mind for life after death, too… This chocolate box casket definitely puts a more positive spin on a more sombre-looking casket, but it might put people off chocolate.

The Mahogany Hand-Painted Casket From Xiao En Center

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This burial casket is fully mahogany wood, but it offers something a little different than traditional wood coffins (hence the high price tag of $36,400). This design from Xiao En Center included artistic features that have been hand-painted onto the wood, as well as an expensive velvet interior to finish. It’s usually a popular choice with Chinese officials.

The Star Legacy Casket In Powder Blue

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For $2,700, you can get this stainless steel casket from Star Legacy, which is actually the most expensive casket they run. The interior is done in a soft white, while the outside comes in powder blue with a brush finish, given a more pastel-colored option to those who might not like mahogany (or solid gold for that matter).

An Homage To One Of The Trustiest Phones Around: Nokia

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We all know how unbeatable Nokias are at phones – those were the days when you could depend on 100% battery life for a week straight whilst also playing Snake non-stop. So why wouldn’t you want that dependability put into your casket? This Nokia phone casket takes quirky and elaborate to a new level.

Standard Copper Not Enough? Try The Copper Deluxe

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Anything with ‘deluxe’ in the name when it comes to caskets is going to run up a higher price, and the case is no different for this offering from the brand Star Legacy. The Copper Deluxe comes in at $2,900 and is made out of – you guessed it – copper! But this isn’t any cheap version of copper, as the price tag proves.

Hallmark’s Bronze Casket With Quilted Interior

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For a high price tag of $6,900, Hallmark offers this shiny bronze casket with a soft white velvet interior in a padded quilted fashion that just screams luxury (or you would think so for that price, anyway). This casket is made by the Savon Caskets and Urns company, and a great option if you don’t want anything as showy as solid gold but mahogany is too predictable.

On Brand: A Bible Coffin

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One for the overly religious people out there.. I mean, if there’s one place a bible is going to look like nothing out of the ordinary, it’s as a coffin for a religious person’s funeral. So if you want to show your devotion even after you’re gone, get a casket designed like a bible – it even looks like pages along the side!

We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Coffin

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If you’re a fan of sharks and not at all traumatised by the movie Jaws, maybe this one is for you. It might be a little out of taste for the coffin of someone who died in a shark attack though.. or maybe that’s just a dark sense of humor passing from beyond the grave. For whatever reason, you might want this great white shark coffin.

The Coffin That Boldly Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

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This one is for the Trekkies: a Star-Trek themed casket, complete with a futuristic-looking design, inspired by the Photon Torpedo from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. This one might be a good option for those who also want a space burial… or maybe just spent their lives dreaming of a Star Trek send off.

A Casket With A Karaoke Machine Inside

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Just in case you want to end with your Swansong, this manufacturer Robert Nogoy actually designs caskets which have a karaoke machine inside. It’s supposed to be a gimmick, obviously, but you can’t help but think how terrified you’d be if you heard singing coming from inside during the funeral…

Just Keep Swimming

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When life gets you down, just keep swimming. When life’s over – swim harder. Or so this whacky coffin from Ghana would have you believe, shaped like a fish! Maybe a popular choice for fishermen, lovers of aquatic creators or just people who feel affinity with water (or sushi), this one’s definitely one of the weird and wonderful ones.

For A Roaring-Good Send-Off

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From the same unique coffin designers from Ghana, who specialise in weird coffin designs, comes this lion shaped coffin! Enough to have everyone feeling courage in the face of death – or hopefully that and not the cowardly lion from Wizard of Oz – this wildlife offering was weird enough to be on display at a casket exhibition: “Boxed: Fabulous Coffins from UK and Ghana”.

This White Casket With Pretty Roses

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A lot of caskets in dark, traditional wood can feel a bit grim, so it’s nice to see something that’s a bit more playful with this bright white design, decorated with pretty pink roses. To match, the casket is lined with pink velvet and there are even extra roses on the interior, embroidered in.

What’s Cheaper: A Designer Handbag, Or A Designer Handbag Casket?

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If you spent most of your yearly wage in life on designer handbags, maybe this one will appeal to you for the afterlife. It makes sense to get a custom coffin if it’s going to reflect one of your greatest passions – and that might just be luxury brands. It certainly gives an even darker meaning to the idea of ‘body bag’, though, doesn’t it?

Elizabeth Taylor’s $11,000 Casket

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The legendary actress was known for her high-end style and glamor, so her funeral definitely wasn’t going to be any different. Her casket was made from full mahogany, and actress had a traditional Jewish design – which meant that the all-wood casket hadn’t used any nails for the construction. She even had it arrive late to her funeral as a joke!