Amazing silver coin made of 2 oz of...
This beautiful 5 Oz Silver coin is the second issue in the “Meteorite Art” series and features a genuine Brenham meteorite insert, cut and polished to showcase its beautiful structure. The coin has an Antique Finish quality and comes packaged in an elegant wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pcs worldwide!
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Availability date: 05/17/2017
Brenham is a pallasite meteorite found near Haviland, a small town in Kiowa County, Kansas, United States. Pallasites are a type of stony–iron meteorite that when cut and polished show yellowish olivine (peridot) crystals. The Brenham meteorite is associated with the Haviland Crater. In 1949, a collector named H.O. Stockwell discovered a mass of 450 kilograms, known at the time as “The World's Largest Pallasite Meteorite”. In October 2005, geologist Philip Mani and meteorite hunter Steve Arnold located and recovered the largest fragment ever found of Brenham: a single pallasite mass of 650 kilograms.
The reverse of the coin depicts an incredible meteorite impact site with a beautiful meteorite on the center. On the bottom, the inscription: “BRENHAM METEORITE” – the name of the coin. The coin's obverse features a beautiful landscape of the location where the impact occurred and features the Chad Coat of Arms. On the bottom, the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU CHAD” – the issue country, “2016” – the year of issue and “Ag 925” – the fineness of the Silver. On top, the inscription: “5000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.