The amazing Seymchan meteorite is predestined to be immortalised on the latest and very interesting coin edition 2012 of Cook Islands with an authentic piece of stone inlaid. It depicts a meteorite impact in Hekandue river in vivid colours with particular design. This unique and extremely rare coin features an insert of a piece of Seymchan meteorite with its particular colored design. The coins obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. Meteorite Seymchan The Seymchan meteorite was found in 1967 in Seymchan which is in Eastern Siberia, Russia. The approximately 300 kg stone-iron meteorite was found in the river bed of the Hekandue river which flows into the river Yasachnaya. On a second expedition in 2004, which was also directed to the Seymchan, many new finds were discovered, in total about 50 kg. As the location of this Pallasite lies within the Arctic circle, it is very difficult to access. This rarity is usually only accessible to scientific purposes. Today the main mass of this meteorite is in the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. The Seymchan Meteorite is characterized by a beautiful combination of Thomson structures and Neumann lines as well as a mixture of Silicate minerals. The item “METEORITE SEYMCHAN Russia Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2012″ is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2012. 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2012
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands