This beautiful coin is part of the “Meteorite Impacts” series and features the Chergach Meteorite, found ten years ago in the Sahara Desert. The coin features the Smartminting technology, has an authentic meteorite insert, has a convex shape with a hole in the middle and comes in a case. Mintage is limited to 2,500 pieces worldwide. With box and COA. Country : Cook Islands Year : 2017 Face value : 2 Dollars Metal : Pure Silver. 999 Weight : 1/2 oz Size : 38.61 mm Quality : BU Mintage : 2,500 pieces worldwide Certificate of Authenticity : Yes Box : Yes. Chergach is a meteorite found at southwest of El Mokhtar, Erg Chech, Timbuktu district, Mali. It fell on 2 or 3 July 2007, in daytime, and was composed of ordinary chondrite. During 2007 fall and winter about 100 kilograms (220 lb) of meteorites were collected in the Erg Chech, north of Taoudenni. Desert nomads reported that during daytime in July 2007 several detonations were heard over a wide area, a smoke cloud was seen and several stones fell from the sky, however no fireball was reported. Ouled Bleila was the finder of the first meteorites, but he died in October 2007 in a car accident on his way back from the trip to the Chergach strewn field. According to the Tuareg people, the elliptical strewn field stretches for more than 20 kilometres (12 mi). If you have any doubt, please ask me, thank you. Add a map to your own listings. The item “Chergach Meteorite 1/2oz Pure Silver Coin Gilded Coloured $2 Cook Islands 2017″ is in sale since Tuesday, December 5, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “invercoin” and is located in Madrid. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Year: 2017
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Silver
- Country//Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands