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400th Anniversary Observation of Mars $5 Silver Coin - Cook Islands 2009

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400th Anniversary Observation of Mars $5 silver .925 copper-plated, antique finish, proof.

Features an original piece of Mars meteorite. The ever first coin with a real mars meteorite stone inlaid, it depicts Mars surface in incredible detail.

Mintage: 2,500 pieces worldwide.

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Country :Cook Islands
Year :2009
Face Value :5 Dollars
Metal :.925 Silver
Weight :25 g
Size :38.61 mm
Quality :Proof antique finish
Mintage :2,500 pcs. worldwide
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Wooden Box :No
Original ETUI box/case :No

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Brenham Meteorite: In February 1886 Mrs. Eliza Kimberly found a strange black chunk of stone in the „Brenham Fields“ in Kiowa, Kansas. She identified it as a meteorite straight away but could only let it be specified more precisely by a scientist several years later. It was a very rare meteorite – a pallasite.

A pallasite is a stony-iron meteorite type. It was named after the German academic Peter Simon Pallas who first described this rare group of meteorites in the years 1772–1777. They are considered to be very beautiful and consist of about 50 percent iron-nickel and another 50 percent olivine.

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400th Anniversary Observation of Mars $5 Silver Coin - Cook Islands 2009

400th Anniversary Observation of Mars $5 Silver Coin - Cook Islands 2009

400th Anniversary Observation of Mars $5 silver .925 copper-plated, antique finish, proof.

Features an original piece of Mars meteorite. The ever first coin with a real mars meteorite stone inlaid, it depicts Mars surface in incredible detail.

Mintage: 2,500 pieces worldwide.

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