CHATEAU RENARD French Meteorite Silver Coin 1000 Francs Burkina Faso 2016

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The amazing Chateau Renard meteorite is predestined to be immortalized on this interesting coin, with an authentic fragment of French meteorite inlaid. The meteorite fell at Chateau-Renard in Montargis, which is near the Loiret Valley in France on June 12, 1841. The coin features High Relief, Antique Finish quality and a gorgeous color combination. Mintage limited to only 750 pcs.

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Country Burkina Faso
Year 2016
Face Value 1000 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 750
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Chateau-Renard Meteorite
Chateau-Renard is an ordinary (L6) chondrite that fell near Montargis, in Loiret, France June 12, 1841. The meteorite’s fall was published in the American Journal of Science and Arts, Volume 42, as reported in the New York Observer on August 14, 1841. Galignani’s Messenger mentions that at a late session of the French Academy, a communication was received from M. Delavaux, stating that on the 12th of June, (1841,) between one and two o’clock in the afternoon, the sky being without a cloud, an explosion was heard at Chateau Renard, in the department of Loiret, louder than several pieces of artillery firing together. He suspected that this must have proceeded from an aerolite; and on going to the spot where the noise had been loudest, found there the marks where the aerolite had struck the earth, as well as several fragments of such a body, lying about.


The colorful coin's reverse features the impact of meteorite Chateau-Renard with Earth. Panoramic view with Chateau-Renard in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, in southern France. A beautiful coloration of the sky with blue and violet. On the top of the coin, the inscription: "Chateau-Renard" – the name of the coin and of the meteorite. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “France 1841 – 2016”. The coin's obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of Burkina Faso and the face value: “1000 Francs”.