Cook Islands – 2022 – 5 Dollars – Aba Panu Meteorite


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Issuing Country Cook Islands
Year of Issue 2022
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 1 oz
Diameter 38.61 mm
Quality PROOF
Mintage 2500 pcs
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Smartminting, ultra high relief and real meteorite inlay


A large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo on the afternoon of April 19, 2018. A meteoroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere. The extra-terrestrial rocks dug deep cracks and craters in the dry soil of Africa. They were named after the village of Aba Panu, located near the centre of the strewn field. Every day, Earth is bombarded with more than 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles from space. About once a year, an automobile-sized asteroid hits, creating a spectacular fireball event as the friction of Earth’s atmosphere causes them to disintegrate.