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Canyon Diablo Meteorite $1 1oz .999 pure silver coin, antique finish, proof.
Amazing coin with an authentic fragment of meteorite inlaid. It depicts the very famous Meteor Crater created by the meteorite impact about 50,000 years ago in Arizona, USA.
The coin features Ultra High Relief, antique finish and mintage is extremely limited to only 666 pcs. worldwide!
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|Face Value :||1 Dollar|
|Metal :||Pure silver .999|
|Weight :||1 oz|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||Only 666 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Crater Meteorites|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
The Canyon Diablo meteorites include the many fragments of the asteroid that created the Barringer Crater (Meteor Crater), Arizona, USA. Meteorites have been found around the crater rim, and are named for nearby Canyon Diablo, which lies about three to four miles west of the crater.
The asteroid fell about 50,000 years ago. The meteorites have been known and collected since the mid-19th century and were known and used by pre-historic Native Americans. The Barringer Crater, from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, was the center of a long dispute over the origin of craters that showed little evidence of volcanism. That debate was settled in the 1950s thanks to Eugene Shoemaker's study of the crater.
In 1953, Clair Cameron Patterson measured ratios of the lead isotopes in samples of the meteorite. The result permitted a refinement of the estimate of the age of the Earth to 4.550 billion years (± 70 million years).
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