31.1 (1 oz). The amazing Moldavite Impact is the latest and very interesting coin edition 2014 of Cook Islands with an authentic piece of meteorite inlaid. It depicts the crater generated by the meteorite impact in very high relief, and the coin is concave shaped to enhance the crater deepness. The vivid colours and the amazing design are perfect to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series. This unique and extremely rare coin features an insert of a piece of Moldavite meteorite with an amazing colored design. The particular concave shape of the coin and the new technique of multilevel minting make this coin unique. The coins obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination. Meteorite Moldavite Moldavite, a natural bottle-green glass, originated from a high-pressure modification of quartz, which was caused by the impact of a meteorite in Bavaria 15 million years ago. Upon hitting the earth the meteorite, which had a diameter of 1500 m, had reached a speed of 70000 km/h, through which the discovery site, also known as grit-fields, is spread over a radius of 400 km. Moldavite is named after one of the most significant locations where it is found near the Moldava River in the territory of todays Czech Republic. The item “MOLDAVITE IMPACT Meteorite Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2014″ is in sale since Sunday, August 24, 2014. 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: 2014
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands