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Meteorite Crater in Russia Popigai, Niue, 2016, 1oz, .999

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For those who collect meteorite coins, here’s a new stunning release in Meteorite Crater series by Niue! It’s dedicated to the Popigai Crater that is located in northern Siberia, Russia at the edge of the polar ice cap.The coin is distinguished by its ultra-high relief with antique finish and a piece of real meteorite atop! Struck from 1 oz fine silver .999, it’s one of those rare things – only 666 pieces worldwide!

The obverse features the portrait of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscriptions: the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year.

A piece of the real Popigai Meteorite is the centerpiece of the reverse making the coin a real treasure for those hunting for meteorites and unique coins. The reverse itself is a small replica of the Popigai crater. The real crater is tied with the Manicouagan Crater as the fourth largest verified impact crater on Earth. A large bolide impact created the 100 kilometres diameter crater approximately 35 million years ago during the late Eocene epoch (Priabonian stage). It is designated by UNESCO as a Geopark, a site of special geological heritage. The coin comes housed in a luxury wooden box with a certificate of authenticity also provided. Be one of the lucky 666 owners of the Popigai Meteorite Crater Coin and make your collection unique!

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