Campo Del Cielo

Meteorite Art

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SPECIFICATION

Country:
Republic of Chad
Year of Issue:
2018
Face Value:
5000 francs
ID:
TN0009
Metal Purity:
999
Weight:
155,5 g
Dimensions:
60
Quality:
Antique finish
Mintage quantity:
500 pcs
Box:
Yes
CoA:
Yes
Coin Accent:
Antique Finish, High relief

DESCRIPTION

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 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 atmosphere and shattered to thousands of pieces.

All coins in this series