|Finishing:||Meteorite, Antique Finish, Colouring, Numbering|
|Package:||Capsule, Certificate of Authenticity, Acrylic glass display, Qureco|
Obverse: Dinosaur, Volcano
Reverse: Queen Elizabeth II effigy
The Niue Island – 2021 Impact Moments: Meteorite 2 oz Silver High Relief coin was created by Germania Mint in partnership with Numizzmi. The two companies have teamed up to create a unique coin with a motif referring to the extinction of dinosaurs as a result of a meteorite hitting the earth 66 mln years ago. Each coin contains a piece of this extremely rare fragment of galactic rock called Muonionalusta – a more than 4.5 billion year old meteorite discovered in 1906 in northern Sweden.
The coin has an unusual shape that on both sides symbolizes a meteorite entering the Earth’s atmosphere. The obverse of the coin also shows a dinosaur skeleton and an image of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse depicts a volcanic eruption and a Triceratops – reaching 9 meters in length, one of the most distinctive herbivorous dinosaurs.
The coin is made in high relief, which helps to highlight the wonderful details of the design. Both sides of the coin are richly ennobled with Antique Finish and colors, emphasizing the catastrophic effect.
The Niue Island – 2021 Impact Moments: Meteorite 2 oz Silver High Relief will be issued in an edition of 777 numbered coins with a certificate, special ennoblement and dedicated packaging, including an Acrylic Glass Display and Qureco box.
Due to extended minting deadlines for the 2021 Niue Island – Impact Moments: Meteorite 2 oz Silver HR, the coin will be available in February 2022.
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