This coin is graded a perfect MS70 by PCGS. As of 6/30/17 there are a toltal of only 20 such PCGS graded coins. This amazing coin has an extremely limited mintage of just 333. It has a deep concave design with a blue deep space window in the middle.
The coin includes a real piece of Campo Del Cielo Meterorite. The Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 1,000 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina.The crater field covers an area of 3×18.5 kilometers and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 115×91 meters. The craters' age is estimated as 4,0005,000 years. The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576, but were already well known to the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. The craters and the surrounding area contain numerous fragments of an iron meteorite. The total weight of the pieces so far recovered exceeds 100 tons, making the meteorite the heaviest one ever recovered on Earth. The largest fragment, consisting of 37 tons, is the second heaviest single-piece meteorite recovered on Earth, after the Hoba meteorite. The obverse of the coin displays a profile of Queen Elizabeth II as well as an image of meteorites in space. The reverse depicts the crater Campo del Cielo. In the center of the coin is the blue glass deep space insert. On the bottom of the coin is a real meteorite insert.
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The item "2016 $20 Cook Islands Campo Del Cielo Meteorite 3 oz. Silver Coin PCGS MS70" is in sale since Saturday, July 22, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "texasgse" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.