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Cook Islands 5 Dollars Chelyabinsk Meteorite Space 2013

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Cook Islands 5 Dollars Chelyabinsk Meteorite Space 2013

  • Metal: Silver
  • Purity: Ag 925 / 1000
  • Date of issue: 2013
  • Country: Cook Islands
  • Denomination of the coin: 5 Dollars
  • Coinage quality: PROOF
  • Diameter: 38.61 mm
  • Coin weight: 20.00 gr.
  • Edge: Milled
  • Maximum mintage: 2 500 pcs.
  • Packing: Coin in Capsule with Certificate, gift box
  • Partially coloured, featuring an original piece of the meteorite
Description

Coin is round in shape, with front and back sides - raised rim on. Coin with featuring an original piece of the meteorite.

The Chelyabinsk meteorite is the fragmented remains of the large Chelyabinsk meteor of 15 February 2013 which reached the ground after the meteor's passage through the atmosphere. The descent of the meteor, visible as a brilliant superbolide in the morning sky, caused a series of shock waves that shattered windows, damaged approximately 7,200 buildings and left 1,500 people injured. The resulting fragments were scattered over a wide area. The largest found fragments having a total mass of 654 kg (1,442 lb) were raised from the bottom of the Chebarkul lake on 16 October 2013.

The Obverse: to the center portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions along the rim - ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS, the down – 5 DOLLARS.
The Reverse: to the center colored image and featuring an original piece of the meteorite. To the top inscriptions - CHELYABINSK METEORITE.

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