999 pure silver Proof coin, with antique finish. This is #1 issue in the series.
This amazing coin has an authentic fragment of meteorite inlaid. It depicts the very famous Meteor Crater created after impact about 5,000 years ago in Campo del Cielo, Argentina. The coin features Ultra High Relief, antique finish, obverse red gold plated. The Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The crater field covers an area of 3×20 kilometers and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 115×91 meters.
The craters' age is estimated as 4,0005,000 years. The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576, but were already well known to the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. The craters and the area around contain numerous fragments of an iron meteorite.
The total weight of the pieces so far recovered exceeds 100 tonnes, making the meteorite the heaviest one ever recovered on Earth. The largest fragment, consisting of 37 tonnes, is the second heaviest single-piece meteorite recovered on Earth, after the Hoba meteorite. All pictures in my listings are stock photos, except the exceptions where I noted. The item "2015 Niue 1oz Meteorite Campo del Cielo Antiqued Box/COA ONLY 576 Minted!
On Sale" is in sale since Monday, April 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins".
The seller is "111coinlover111" and is located in Madison, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.