2018 Chad 5 Ounce Campo del Cielo Meteorite Art High Relief Antique Finish Silver Coin
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The Meteorite Art series continues with the fourth issue dedicated to one of the largest meteorites in the world. This impressive coin is struck of 170 g of .999 pure silver and features a real piece of Campo del Cielo meteorite, embedded into a high relief reverse with a detailed image of a crater.
Campo del Cielo or “The Field of Heaven” is an impact site of eponymous meteorite which crashed into the Earth’s surface 4000 – 5000 years ago.
This catastrophic event was probably witnessed by local tribes, leaving its trace in their legends. The strewn field of meteorite debris covered an area of 60 km meaning that the cosmic body exploded in the atmosphere and shattered into thousands of pieces.
Issuer: Republic Of Chad
Quality: High Relief, Antique Finish
Denomination: 5,000 Francs
Metal Content: 5 troy oz
Diameter: 60 mm
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