Pultusk Meteorite

Cook Islands 2008 - 5$ - Pultusk Meteorite - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to Meteorites.
€240.00

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Land Cook Islands
Jahr 2008
Währung Dollar
Nominalwert Zahl 5
Metall Silber
Feinheitsgrad 925/1000
Gewicht 25g
Durchmesser 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Qualität Proof
Echtheitszertifikat ja
Präsentationsbox nein
Price €240.00
Coin Story

On January 30th, 1868 one could see an enormous ball of fire in the Polish sky which sped towards the earth. At seven o’clock in the evening an explosion took place and shortly afterwards stones rained from the sky in the surrounding of Pultusk which is about 65 km to the north of Warsaw. A huge meteorite detonated in the Earth’s atmosphere and landed on a 120 km2 stretch of land. The meteorite of Pultusk is a so-called H5 chondrite. These contain spherical inclusions of minerals, the chondrules, which normally consist of olivine and pyroxene. The H stands for the high iron content of over 27.5 percent. The total weight of the located meteorite-find is estimated at just less than nine tons. The heaviest piece, which is about 9 kg, is exhibited in the British Museum of London. However, most of the thousands of pieces from the meteorites debris weigh less than 10 grams. Among experts such small finds are called “Pultusk-Peas“. This Polish meteorite shower is among the biggest which has ever been sighted by humans and is certainly the most significant in Europe. However, fortunately no injuries or destructions are known of.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the meteorite in outer space. The image captures the meteorite, our earth and the universe. There is also an original piece of the meteorite included in the reverse of the coin.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the denomination of the coin.

Packaging

The Pultusk Meteorite coin comes ecapsuled with the Certificate of Authenticity.

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