Brenham Pallasite Meteorite

Cook Islands 2007 - 5$ - Brenham Pallasite 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.
$655.20

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2007
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Antique-Finish
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $655.20
Coin Story

In February 1886 Mrs. Eliza Kimberly found a strange black chunk of stone in the „Brenham Fields“ in Kiowa, Kansas. She identified it as a meteorite straight away but could only let it be specified more precisely by a scientist several years later. It was a very rare meteorite – a pallasite. A pallasite is a stony-iron meteorite type. It was named after the German academic Peter Simon Pallas who first described this rare group of meteorites in the years 1772–1777. They are considered to be very beautiful and consist of about 50 percent iron-nickel and another 50 percent olivine. A small component of this famous Brenham Meteorite, which originated billions of years ago, has been set in this coin. To emphasise the particularity of this issue furthermore, the surface of this coin has selectively been treated with palladium. The untreated surfaces on the moon and the meteorites tail are a strong contrast to the remaining coin and give it a very special visual effect.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the meteorite going down unto the Brenham Fields. The meteorite, the stars, and the moon are engraved into the background. They offset themselves against the background. 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 Brenham Pallasite Meteorite coin comes ecapsuled with the Certificate of Authenticity.

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