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MARS THE RED PLANET Meteorites 3 oz. Silver Coin Cook Islands 2017

US $659.15
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Product Description

This beautiful 3 Oz Silver coin is the third issue in the “Meteorites” series and is dedicated to the incredible Red Planet – Mars. The coin features a genuine Mars meteorite insert, has a stunning Ultra High Relief in lens shape. A Martian meteorite is a rock that formed on the planet Mars and was then ejected from Mars by the impact of an asteroid or comet, and finally landed on the Earth. Of over 61,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, 132 were identified as Martian as of 3 March 2014. These meteorites are thought to be from Mars because they have elemental and isotopic compositions that are similar to rocks and atmosphere gases analyzed by spacecraft on Mars. On October 17, 2013, NASA reported, based on analysis of argon in the Martian atmosphere by the Mars Curiosity rover, that certain meteorites found on Earth thought to be from Mars were indeed from Mars. The term does not refer to meteorites found on Mars, such as Heat Shield Rock. On January 3, 2013, NASA reported that a meteorite, named NWA 7034 (nicknamed "Black Beauty"), found in 2011 in the Sahara desert, was determined to be from Mars and found to contain ten times the water of other Mars meteorites found on Earth. The meteorite was determined to have formed 2.1 billion years ago during the Amazonian geologic period on Mars.

  • Heavy 3 oz. silver coin
  • Ultra High Relief in lens shape
  • A genuine Mars meteorite insert  with glass inlay
  • Extremely Low mintage of 333 pcs. worldwide 

 The reverse of the coin depicts an incredible view of the face of Mars and its stunning impact craters with a beautiful meteorite on the bottom. At the center of the coin, a beautifully coloured image of Mars. On the top, the inscription: “MARS, THE RED PLANET” – the name of the coin.

The coin's design continues on the obverse that features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the left. All around the coin, the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “20 DOLLARS” – the face value, “COOK ISLANDS” – the issuing country and “2017” – the year of issue.

Country Cook Island
Denomination 20 Dollars
Year 2017
Quality Antique Finish
Material Silver  999/1000
Weight (g) 3 oz.  (93.3g)
Diameter 65 mm
Mintage pcs 333
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes

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