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METEORITE NEUSCHWANSTEIN Cosmic Fireballs Silver Proof Locket Coin 10$ Fiji 2012


Amazing coin with great design, gorgeous color application and real pieces of meteorite tektites in inner capsule within the coin itself. This is one of the few Silver 999 coins in the world to comprise moving parts and limited mintage of only 999 pcs worldwide.

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Neuschwanstein Meteorite
A large meteorite fall in southern Germany on April 6, 2002 was captured by camera stations of the European Fireball Network (EN) which routinely monitors the night sky over central Europe. From analysis of the images, a prediction on the geographic location of the meteorite strewn field could be made. Following systematic ground searches in difficult high-mountain terrain, three fragments of a rare EL6 enstatite chondrite were recovered during search campaigns in the summers of 2002 and 2003. Neuschwanstein is the fourth meteorite fall in history that has been photographed by fireball networks and the fragments of which have been found subsequently. It is the first time since the beginning of the EN operation in the early sixties that the photographic observations have made a meteorite recovery possible.

  • CountryFiji
  • Year2012
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The design incorporates a transparent half-circle locket containing real meteorite tektites. The coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.