This beautiful Silver coin is part of the Meteorite Impacts series and features the Erfoud Meteorite, discovered in 2008. The coin features the Smartminting technology, has an authentic Meteorite insert, has a convex shape with a hole in the middle and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited mintage to 2.500 pieces worldwide. The reverse of the coin depicts the stunning replica of the impact crater of the Erfoud Meteorite.
The beautiful copper finish reminds the natural color of the Moroccon desert and the hole in the middle gives an overall realistic look to the coin. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: ERFOUD METEORITE the name of the coin.
The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, COOK ISLANDS the issuing country, 2018 the year of issue and 2 DOLLARS the face value. Meteorite A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the Earth's atmosphere and impact with the Earth's surface or that of another planet. When the object enters the atmosphere, various factors like friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate that energy.
It then becomes a meteor and forms a fireball, also known as a shooting star or falling star; astronomers call the brightest examples bolides. Meteorites that survive atmospheric entry and impact vary greatly in size. For geologists, a bolide is a meteorite large enough to create a crater.
The item "ERFOUD Meteorite Impacts Silver Coin 2$ Cook Islands 2018" is in sale since Tuesday, August 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Roma.
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