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2018 Niue 2 Ounce World of Meteorites Fukang High Relief Copper Plated .999 Silver Coin

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This is the first issue in a brand new series, World of Meteorites and it comes to you from the artisans at Poland Mint.  This coin is dedicated to the Fukang Meteorite discovered in the Xinjiang Province, China in the year 2000.  With the incredible depth and detail this is sure to be a highly sought after collectible for all our space coin enthusiasts.

History:

In 2000, near Fukang, China, a Chinese dealer obtained a mass from Xinjiang Province, China, with a weight of 1,003 kilograms (2,211 lb). He removed from the main mass about 20 kilograms (44 lb), and in February 2005, the meteorite was taken to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, where it was seen by Dante Lauretta of University of Arizona. Subsequently, the mass was investigated by D.S. Lauretta, D. Hill, M. Killgore, D. Della-Giustina, and Y. Goreva at Southwest Meteorite Center, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, United States, North America.

It is a pallasite — a type of stony–iron meteorite with olivine crystals. It is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.

Highlights:

Low mintage of just 600 coins worldwide.
Incredibly detailed 6 mm high relief strike.
Unique copper plating
Geniune Fukang Meteroite inset

Specifications:

Year: 2018
Grade: High Relief, Copper Finish
Denomination: $5
Metal Content: 1 Troy Ounce
Purity: .999
Mintage: 666
Diameter: 50 mm
Mint capsule, Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity

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