The reverse depicts the meteorite as it impacted the Hekandue River. The Seymchan meteorite was discovered in 1967 in Seymchan, located in Eastern Siberia, Russia. The approximately 650 pound stone-iron meteorite was found in the river bed of the Hekandue River which flows into the river Yasachnaya.
Today the main mass of this meteorite is in the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. The Seymchan Meteorite is characterized by a beautiful combination of Thomson structures and Neumann lines as well as a mixture of Silicate minerals. This legal tender Five Dollars coin was authorized by authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, was struck from 20 grams of.
925 fine silver and a genuine piece of the Seymchan meteorite was inlaid in the coin's reverse. The total mintage was limited to 2,500 pieces.It comes as shown in a mint issued tin with a Certificate of Authenticity. The item "Cook Islands Seymchan Meteorite $5 2012 Genuine Embedded Fragment Mint Tin & COA" is in sale since Tuesday, August 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "danglen" and is located in Black Mountain, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.