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


This amazing coin belongs to 'Cosmic Fireball' coin series, with great design, gorgeous color application and real pieces of meteorite 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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Brenham meteorite
The Brenham meteorite is classified as a Pallasite but some specimens are all iron and are called Brenham Siderite. This meteorite was found in 1882 near Haviland, a small town between Wichita and Dodge City in Kansas.
Brenham, Kansas is the location of a meteorite crater, the Haviland Crater, that was explored by H. H. Ninninger in the early decades of the last century. All around the surrounding land have been found masses both large and small of this Pallasite. But, long before the farming of the mid-west and the finding of the first meteorites by settlers, the iron was being widely traded and used by the Native American population. Pieces of meteoritic iron originally from the Brenham area have been found in archeological sites over much of the eastern US. Some of the masses have large areas devoid of the peridot crystals while other portions are rich in the yellow-green colored gems. This Brenham Siderite meteorite has a beautiful Widmanstatten pattern when etched.
A collector named H.O. Stockwell, in 1949 discovered a mass of 450 kilograms (990 lb), known at the time as "The World's Largest Pallasite Meteorite." In October 2005, the meteorite dealer Steve Arnold located and recovered the largest fragment ever found of Brenham: a single pallasite  mass of 650 kilograms (1,400 lb).

  • 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 pieces of Brenham's meteorite. The coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse. Each coin has been individually numbered and is therefore unique!