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MERCURY NWA 7325/8409 Meteorite 5 Oz Silver Coin 5000 Francs Mali 2016


This beautiful 5 Oz Silver coin depicts the Mercury surface, with a real meteorite insert NWA 7325/8409, Antique Finish quality and a concave shape. The coin is housed in a prestigious wooden box with Certificate of Authenticity. Extremely low mintage of 175 pieces worldwide!

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Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and the one closest to the Sun, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days, which is much faster than any other planet in the Solar System. Seen from Earth, it appears to move around its orbit in about 116 days. It has no known natural satellites. It is named after the Roman deity Mercury, the messenger to the gods.
Partly because it has almost no atmosphere to retain heat, Mercury's surface temperature varies diurnally more than any other planet in the Solar System, ranging from 100 K at night to 700 K during the day in some equatorial regions. The poles are constantly below 180 K. Mercury's axis has the smallest tilt of any of the Solar System's planets (about 1⁄30 of a degree). However it has the largest orbital eccentricity: at aphelion, Mercury is about 1.5 times as far from the Sun as it is at perihelion. Mercury's surface is heavily cratered and similar in appearance to the Moon, indicating that it has been geologically inactive for billions of years.
Mercury is gravitationally locked and rotates in a way that is unique in the Solar System. As seen relative to the fixed stars, it rotates on its axis exactly three times for every two revolutions it makes around the Sun. As seen from the Sun, in a frame of reference that rotates with the orbital motion, it appears to rotate only once every two Mercurian years. An observer on Mercury would therefore see only one day every two years.

  • CountryMali
  • Year2016
  • Face Value5000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)155.5 (5 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)65
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)175
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin depicts the Mercury surface, with very realistic details. What makes this coin unique is a real meteorite called NWA 7325/8409, fallen on Earth in Northwest Africa, inlaid on the coin. In the left side of the coin, the inscription: "Meteorite NWA 7325/8409" and in the right side: “From the Mercury to the Earth”. On the bottom of the coin, the issue year: “2016”. The observe of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Mali and the face value: “5000 Francs”.