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Niue Island CRATER POPIGAI series METEORITE CRATER Silver coin $1 Antique finish 2016 Wavy Ultra High Relief with Real Meteorite Stone 1 oz


Mint: Mint of Poland
Product Code: PR-S-CRA-16-1
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Name of series
Metal Silver
Mintage 666
Fineness (% purity) 99.9%
Content (Troy OZ) 1
Denomination (NZD) $1
Weight (g) 31.10
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Year of Issue 2016
Country Niue Island
Edge Smooth
Quality Antique finish
Decoration Wavy Ultra High Relief; Real meteorite inlay
Package Luxury themed wooden box
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
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✔ Very successful "Crater Meteorites" Series (starts in 2014)

✔ Wavy Ultra High Relief, Antique finish
✔ Real meteorite stone from the Wolfe Creek Crater (Australia)
✔ Extremely low mintage just 666 coins in the world
✔ Luxury themed wooden gift box
✔ Certificate of Authenticity

The Popigai crater (or astrobleme) in SiberiaRussia is tied with the Manicouagan Crater as the fourth largest verified impact crater on Earth. A large bolide impact created the 100 kilometres (62 mi) diameter crater approximately 35 million years ago during the late Eocene epoch (Priabonian stage). The crater is 300 km east from the outpost of Khatanga and 880 km (550 mi) NE of the city of Norilsk. It is designated by UNESCO as a Geopark, a site of special geological heritage. There is a small possibility that Popigai impact crater formed simultaneous with the approximately 35-million-year-old Chesapeake Bay and Toms Canyon impact craters.

For decades the Popigai crater has fascinated paleontologists and geologists, but the entire area was completely off limits because of the diamonds found there and the mines constructed by gulag prisoners under Stalin. However, a major investigatory expedition was undertaken in 1997, which greatly advanced understanding of the enigmatic structure. The impactor in this event has been identified as either an 8 km (5.0 mi) diameter chondrite asteroid, or a 5 km (3.1 mi) diameter stony asteroid. The shock pressures from the impact instantaneously transformed graphite in the ground into diamonds within a 13.6 km (8.5 mi) radius of the impact point. These diamonds are usually 0.5 to 2 mm (0.020 to 0.079 in) in diameter, though a few exceptional specimens are 10 mm (0.39 in) in size. The diamonds not only inherited the tabular shape of the original graphite grains but they additionally preserved the original crystals' delicate striations.


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