With all mint packaging, box and numbered COA. “Mars, The Red Planet” – with real piece of a Mars Meteorite. “Mars Window” in coin. Minting 1st: First coin series with Convex surface on both sides. Super small mintage of 333 coins. This beautiful 3 ounce silver coin is the third issue in the Meteorites series and is dedicated to the Red Planet Mars. The coin features a genuine Mars meteorite insert and is minted in stunning ultra high. The obverse displays a profile of Queen Elizabeth II as well as an image of Mars. The reverse depicts a view of the face of Mars and its impact craters with an actual piece of Martian meteorite on the bottom of the coin. In the center is a colored translucent image of Mars. A Martian meteorite is a rock that formed on the planet Mars and was then ejected from Mars by the impact of an asteroid or comet and finally landing on Earth. Of over 61,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, 132 were identified as Martian as of March 3, 2014. These meteorites are thought to be from Mars because they have elemental and isotopic compositions that are similar to rocks and atmospheric gases analyzed by spacecraft on Mars. On October 17, 2013, NASA reported, based on analysis of argon in the Martian atmosphere by the Mars Curiosity rover, that certain meteorites found on Earth thought to be from Mars were indeed from Mars. The term does not refer to meteorites found on Mars, such as Heat Shield Rock. On January 3, 2013, NASA reported that a meteorite, named NWA 7034 (nicknamed “Black Beauty”), found in 2011 in the Sahara desert, was determined to be from Mars and found to contain 10 times the water of other Mars meteorites found on Earth. The meteorite was determined to have formed 2.1 billion years ago during the Amazonian geologic period on Mars. This coin includes the original box and certificate of authenticity. Certificate of Authenticity : Yes. Face Value : 20 Dollars. Original ETUI box/case : Yes. Size : 65.00 mm. Real Piece of Mars Meteorite and Window. The item “2017 $20 Cook Islands MARS, RED PLANET 3oz 999 Silver Coin withREAL MARS ROCK” is in sale since Tuesday, March 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “silverhopswisc” and is located in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Certification: The Cook Islands
- Year: 2017
- Composition: Silver
- Weight: 3oz.
- Precious Metal Content: 999