Seymchan Meteorite

Cook Islands 2012 - 5$ - Seymchan Meteorite - 20g 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.
$92.43

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 20g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $92.43
Coin Story

The Seymchan meteorite was found in 1967 in Seymchan which is in Eastern Siberia, Russia. The approximately 300 kg stone-iron meteorite was found in the river bed of the Hekandue river which flows into the river Yasachnaya.
On a second expedition in 2004, which was also directed to the Seymchan, many new finds were discovered, in total about 50 kg. As the location of this Pallasite lies within the Arctic circle, it is very difficult to access. This rarity is usually only accessible to scientific purposes. Today the main mass of this meteorite is in the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. The Seymchan Meteorite is characterised by a beautiful combination of Thomson structures and Neumann lines as well as a mixture of Silicate minerals.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the meteorite going down into the Hekandue river. The image is coloured, only the two stones in the front are engraved into the coin. 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 Seymchan Meteorite coin comes in a presentation case together with the Certificate of Authenticity.

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