2009 Australia $5 Silver Proof Meteorite Coin

Participates in program for the International Year of Astronomy
Out of Stock
at Official Government Mint Sets

Product Details

  • Mint: Royal Australian Mint
  • Denomination: $5
  • Quality: Proof
  • Issue limit: 10,000 pcs.
  • Alloy: 99.9% Fine Silver
  • Diameter: 50.00 mm
  • Weight: 50.00 grams
  • Design: Wojciech Pietranik
  • Box/Capsule: Yes/Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Meteorite pieces will oxidize over time due to high iron content

This masterful creation is flawless in every feature. 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. The reverse symbolically illustrates the connection we all share with our planet through the use of famous landmarks from around the world in the design. You will recognize iconic places such as Mt Fuji, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and our own Opera House. Along with four faces looking towards the night sky as they reinforce the IYA message of a global community sharing our universe. But the real star of this release are the pieces of meteorite encapsulated in the center 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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