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Why purchase this 2018 Erfoud Meteorite Strike Silver coin?
This dramatically shaped coin commemorating the Erfoud Meteorite discovery in 2008 is the fourteenth release of the Coin Invest Trust's Meteorite Impact series. Issued for the Cook Islands, this 38.61 mm diameter coin is struck from 1/2 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver with a copper plated finish to emulate natural color of the Moroccan desert and includes an authentic piece of the meteorite! The random "breakthrough" striking technique guarantees that each coin in the 2,500 limited mintage will be unique.
Miniaturized Three-Dimensional Meteorite Strike
The reverse of this rimless coin represents a model of the Erfoud meteorite impact crater with an irregular puncture at the center, beside a genuine fragment of the meteorite adhered to the surface. The rim is inscribed "ERFOUD METEORITE" and "NWA6827," which is the abbreviation for the meteorite's official name of Northwest Africa 6827.
The obverse is adorned with the left justified profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. Inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "COOK ISLANDS," "2 DOLLARS" and "2018."
Impressive GEM Brilliant Uncirculated Coin in Original Mint Packaging
This 2018 Cook Islands 1/2 oz. copper plated Silver Erfoud Meteorite Impact coin is superbly struck, presented in Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition, housed in the original Mint packaging: a custom designed, cylindrical shaped metallic box, adorned with a colorful meteorite themed image, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
This 1/2 oz. Silver coin with a genuine one-of-a-kind Erfoud Meteorite embellishment will be a treasured addition to your collection!
This 2018 Cook Islands Meteorite Impacts - Erfoud Meteorite 1/2 oz Silver $2 Coin GEM BU OGP is proudly minted by the Mayer Mint GmbH Germany. The Mayer Mint produces medallions and commemorative coinage made of gold, silver, and other precious metals, for a variety of countries.
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Mint:||Mayer Mint GmbH Germany|
|Packaging:||Original Mint Packaging|
|Display Weight:||1/2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||15.5517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Cook Islands|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Erfoud Impact with Meteorite Fragment|
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