MERCURY METEORITE – NWA 7325/8409 – 2016 5000 Frcs CFA 5 oz Pure Silver Domed Coin
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Sometimes something really mysterious from outer space is found on earth. This is the case of the „Green Meteorite“ NWA 7325, named so because of the green crystals embedded in the plutonic rock, found 2012 in Morocco. This thing was so very different from any other meteorites that only almost criminological reasoning could solve the mystery. After ruling out almost all of the celestial bodies of our solar system only one candidate for the supposed origin of this meteorite left: the Mercury, this tiny, poorly explored planet nearest to our sun. This makes this rock from space one of the rarest finds of recent years. A year later a very similar meteorite was purchased by a collector at the famous Meteorite Show in the french town of Enisheim, also coming from North Africa, now named NWA 8409. Later research led to the conclusion that this is another piece of the same meteoroid, that is both NWA 7325 and 8409 were forming one body prior to the impact on earth.
Every coin is numbered at the edge. The mintage is only 175 pieces. Due to the extreme rarity of Mercury meteorites the coin contains either a piece of NWA 7325 or NWA 8409. The extra meteorite certificate will tell the collector which one he purchased. The coin again comes in a nice wooden box with colored slipcase.
Special Features: Domed and NWA 7325 or NWA 8409 Meteorite on Coin
Material: Pure Silver (99.99% pure)
Finish: Antique Finish
Weight: 5 oz
Diameter: 60.15 mm
Scope of Delivery: Luxury Wooden Box
Face Value: 5000 Francs