METEORITE International Year Astronomy IYA Silver Coin 5$ Australia 2009

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The reverse symbolically illustrates the connection we all share with our planet through famous landmarks from around the world. Recognize iconic places such as Mt Fuji, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Opera House, the Italian leaning tower of Pisa etc. Along with four faces looking towards the night sky as they reinforce the IYA message of a global community sharing our universe.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Year 2009
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) .999
Weight (g) 50
Diameter (mm) 50
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 10.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Weight range 1 oz - less than 2 oz
 
Design
The obverse shows the planetary path within our solar system as it circles the sun. If you look closely you can see our tiny moon alongside Planet Earth. We have also included a unique small form effigy of the Queen, which is gaining popularity with collectors.
But the real star of this release are the pieces of meteorite encapsulated in the centre of each coin. The meteorite was part of the Campo del Cielo: translated to (field of heaven), a meteorite shower that fell to Earth around 4,000 years ago in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Composed mainly of iron, with trace elements of nickel, cobalt and phosphorous, the meteorite is not radioactive but does have an evenly displaced magnetic field, a general characteristic of most meteorite specimens.
With certificate included, outlining the authenticity of the meteorite, and crafted in over 50 grams of fine silver this large 50mm coin with low mintage will have a definite impact on your collection. A must for all silver proof coin collectors and those seeking a link to the mysteries of the universe.

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