Bid with confidence, I am a:5 DOLLARS SILVER COIN - REAL METEORITE - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY - AUSTRALIA 2009 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY WITH REAL PIECES OF METEORITE ENCAPSULATED IN THE CENTRE OF THE COIN
This masterful creation is flawless in every feature. The reverse symbolically illustrates the connection we all share with our planet through the use of famous landmarks from around the world in the design. You will recognise iconic places such as Mt Fuji, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Opera House, the Italian leaning tower of Pisa etc. Along with four faces looking towards the night sky as they reinforce the IYA message of a global community sharing our universe. The obverse shows the planetary path within our solar system as it circles the sun. If you look closely you can see our tiny moon alongside Planet Earth. We have also included a unique small form effigy of the Queen, which is gaining popularity with collectors.
But the real star of this release are the pieces of meteorite encapsulated in the centre of each coin. The meteorite was part of the Campo del Cielo: translated to (field of heaven), a meteorite shower that fell to Earth around 4,000 years ago in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Composed mainly of iron, with trace elements of nickel, cobalt and phosphorous, the meteorite is not radioactive but does have an evenl