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


This particular 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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Jilin meteorite
More than 100 meteorites, including one that weighed a record 1.9 tons, fell over 300 square miles of northeast China last month in one of the biggest meteorite showers in history.
The official news agency (NCNA) said although the area embraced six communes with a combined population of more than 100,000, the shower caused no loss of life or serious damage.
The shower occurred in the afternoon of March 8 when a large meteor entered the earth's atmosphere moving at about 7.5 miles per second. It began to burn as a result of the intense friction and was observed as a large fireball over Kirin (Jilin) City in northeastern Kirin (Jilin) Province.
NCNA said a survey team dispatched to the site by the Chinese Academy of Sciences collected hundreds of meteorites ranging in size from one pound to 3,894 pounds, the largest ever discovered.
The report said the last of the meteorites stabbed through nearly two yards of frozen soil, sank seven yards into the ground and formed a crater three yards deep and more than two yards in diameter.

  • 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 Jilin'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!