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This beautiful Pure Silver coin colored with digital printing technology, shows the famous Eye Of The Sahara from a Top-view perspective. The coin has stunning coloration, Antique Finish quality and comes packaged in a specially designed presentation case in the shape of a frame, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 09/08/2017
Eye Of The Sahara
This prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert. Described by some as looking like an outsized fossil in the desert, the structure, which has a diameter of almost 30 miles, has become a landmark for shuttle crews. Initially interpreted as a meteorite impact structure because of its high degree of circularity, it is now thought to be merely a symmetrical uplift that has been laid bare by erosion. Paleozoic quartzites form the resistant beds outlining the structure.
The reverse of the coin shows the “Richat Structure” also known as the “Eye of the Sahara”, an enigmatic geological landmark located in the western parts of the largest desert in the world, features a stunning top-view of the eye, wrapped by a deep orange colour and presents the inscription: “Kalb ar-Riszat”. The obverse of the coin features an ammonite fossil background found in the Sahara desert, the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “Elizabeth II” – the name of the Queen, “Niue Island” - the issue country, “2016” – the issue date and “2 Dollars” – the face value.