This Prestige set with 1 Oz Silver and 0.5g Gold combine portraits the village of Château-Renard with a fragment of famous L6 chondrite meteorite.
Extremely low Mintage of 111 pcs.
Ordinary chondrite, veined (L6, veined)
Fall, 12 June 1841; 30 kg
In the early afternoon a fireball appeared, detonations were heard, and two stones fell near the village of Château-Renard — breaking into fragments upon impact (largest fragment 15 kg). Chondrules with granular olivine and prismatic orthopyroxene are found within a hardened groundmass (silicates-and-opaques) which contains interstitial maskelynite and troilite-rich veins. Chondrules and matrix are predominantly olivine (Fa23) and orthopyroxene (Fs20) with accompanying (usually dispersed) troilite and Fe-Ni metal. Minor chromite, various opaques, and phosphate(s) are also present. Plagioclase has been mostly or entirely converted to maskelynite.
The larger masses have been kept at the Natural History Museum in London (3.7 kg) and at the École des Mines (2.4 kg) and Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (1.5 kg) in Paris.
The reverse of the coin depicts the beautiful image of the village of Château-Renard.
|Material||Silver 999/1000 / Gold|
|Weight (g)||1 Oz Silver And 0.5g Pure Gold.|
|Diameter||38.61 mm - 11 mm|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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