This amazing 1 Oz Silver coin is the first release in the new “Universal Craters”, dedicated to some of the most fascinating craters of the Universe. In this issue – the Copernicus Moon Crater. The coin features an authentic fragment of the Moon, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 666 pieces worldwide.
Northwest Africa 8609 (NWA 8609)
History: Purchased by Matt Morgan and Lee Morgan in 2014, reported found in Morocco.
Physical characteristics: Single stone, dark brown, irregular weathered surface. Saw cut reveals a range of light and dark mm-size clasts and mineral fragments set in a dark-gray matrix.
Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Microprobe examination of a polished mount shows a fragmental breccia of plagioclase, olivine, and pyroxene grains, also feldspathic clasts, melt clasts, and microgabbro clasts. Accessory Fe-Ni metal, ilmenite, and apatite.
The reverse of the coin depicts the incredible Copernicus Moon Crater, with it’s beautiful meteorite insert, makes it seem that the impact just happened in this miniature version. On the top of the coin, the inscriptions: “MOON CRATER COPERNICUS” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “NIUE ISLAND” – the issue country and “2019” – the year of issue, “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “ONE DOLLAR” – the face value and “Ag 999” – the fineness of the Silver.