Cook Islands – 2014 – 5 Dollars – Moldavite Impact (including box) (PROOF)
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Issue date mid October 2014. Delivery after issue date.
Metal: Silver .999
Weight: 1 oz
Size: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 2’500 pcs
Moldavite, a natural bottle-green glass, originated from a high-pressure modification of quartz, which was caused by the impact of a meteorite in Bavaria 15 million years ago.
Upon hitting the earth the meteorite, which had a diameter of 1500 m, had reached a speed of 70’000 km/h, through which the discovery site, also known as grit-fields, is spread over a radius of 400 km.
Moldavite is named after one of the most
significant locations where it is found – near the Moldava River in the territory of today’s Czech Republic.