NIUE 2015 $1 METEORITE CAMPO DEL CIELO 1576 Meteor Crater 1 Oz Silver Coin

NIUE 2015 $1 METEORITE CAMPO DEL CIELO 1576 Meteor Crater 1 Oz Silver Coin
NIUE 2015 $1 METEORITE CAMPO DEL CIELO 1576 Meteor Crater 1 Oz Silver Coin
NIUE 2015 $1 METEORITE CAMPO DEL CIELO 1576 Meteor Crater 1 Oz Silver Coin

NIUE 2015 $1 METEORITE CAMPO DEL CIELO 1576 Meteor Crater 1 Oz Silver Coin
The first record of the Campo was in 1576. A Spanish governor learned of the iron from the Indians who reportedly believed that it had fallen from heaven. The governor sent an expedition under the command of one Captain de Miraval who brought back a few pieces of a huge iron mass he called Meson de Fierro (large table of iron).

The location of the find was the Campo del Cielo (field of the sky or heaven), a fitting name for the location of a meteorite. Since the Indians believed that the irons fell from heaven the name may have come from the meteorites. The area is an open brush-covered plain that has little water and no other rocks--very good country in which to locate meteorites. 999 Weight: 1 Oz - 31.1g Diameter: 38.61 mm Finish: ANTIQUE FINISH AND 24Kt Rose Gold Gilded Mintage: 576 Pcs Worldwide Certificate COA: Yes Box: Yes. The item "NIUE 2015 $1 METEORITE CAMPO DEL CIELO 1576 Meteor Crater 1 Oz Silver Coin" is in sale since Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Commemorative". The seller is "coinmaster83" and is located in Pleasantville, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
NIUE 2015 $1 METEORITE CAMPO DEL CIELO 1576 Meteor Crater 1 Oz Silver Coin