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Seymchan Meteorite

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Seymchan Meteorite

  • Metal: Silver
  • Purity: Ag 925 / 1000
  • Date of issue: 2012
  • 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.

Seymchan is a pallasite meteorite found in the dry bed of the river Hekandue, a left tributary of river Jasačnaja in the Magadan district, Russia, near the settlement of Seymchan, in June 1967.
The main mass of 272.3 kilograms (600 lb) was found during a survey in June 1967 by geologist F. A. Mednikov. The mass was a triangular-shaped thumbprinted meteorite lying among the stones of the brook bed.
The main mass was turned over to the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

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 rivers and forests of Eastern Siberia in the Russia. The down featuring an original piece of the meteorite. To the top inscriptions - SEYMCHAN METEORITE.

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