Silver Half Ounce 2018 Erfoud Meteorite NWA 6827, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2018 Erfoud Meteorite NWA 6827, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2018 Erfoud Meteorite NWA 6827

The Cook Islands, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar circulates in parallel with the local Cook Islands Dollar; at the same time, the government also authorises many legal tender coins in the Cook Islands Dollar currency for collector's purposes. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, including half of a troy ounce of silver - such as this coin.

This coin featuring the Erfoud Meteorite NWA 6827 is part of the Meteorite Impacts collection which is issued in a number of different countries; all coins in it have an embedded original piece of the specific meteorite.

The Mint says about it:
Fourteen meteorite coins have been produced by CIT since 2004 making it perhaps the longest running meteorite coin series in the world. The latest addition to the extensive lineup is the Erfoud Meteorite NWA6827, which follows in the footsteps of the Chergach and Tamdakht coins featuring a spectacular breakthrough at the centre of the impact crater, adorned with a real meteorite fragment. The Erfoud Meteorite coin is copper plated to reflect the natural colour of the Moroccan desert. Partial colour applications highlight the crater relief. The original meteorite weighed 1,289 grams and was discovered in 2008. Shipped in a newly designed collector's box, the Erfoud Meteorite is sure to take centre stage in any collection.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 2,500
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Half Ounce 2018 Erfoud Meteorite NWA 6827 - obverse photo

The obverse represents a meteorite impact crater, with the coin "torn" in the middle by its force.

Below left, a small portrait of Queen Elizabeth II - her Fourth Effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley, whose initials IRB are in tiny letters below it.

Around above, the inscription ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS ·; around below, facing the opposite way, the face value and date 2 DOLLARS · 2018. The inscriptions are in an early "computer" type font.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 2018
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Half Ounce 2018 Erfoud Meteorite NWA 6827 - reverse photo

The reverse represents a meteorite impact crater, with the coin "torn" in the middle by its force. A piece of the actual meteorite has been embedded in its surface.

Around above, the inscription ERFOUD METEORITE. Around below, NWA 6827.

Reverse Inscription ERFOUD METEORITE NWA 6827
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: silk-finish proof, copper plated, smartminting (3D shape, holed).
CIT Item ID: 28609

See also

Coins in the Meteorite Impacts collection include:
- 2 oz Silver, Meteorite NWA 267, Liberia 2004
- 25 g Silver, Nantan Meteorite, Palau 2006
- 25 g Silver, Brenham Pallasite Meteorite, Cook Islands 2007
- 1/4 oz Gold, Pultusk Meteorite, Cook Islands 2008
- 25 g Silver, Pultusk Meteorite, Cook Islands 2008
- 25 g Silver, Observation of Mars, Cook Islands 2009
- 25 g Silver, Meteorite HAH 280, Cook Islands 2010
- 20 g Silver, Muonionalusta Meteorite, Cook Islands 2011
- 20 g Silver, Seymchan Meteorite, Cook Islands 2012
- 20 g Silver, Chelyabinsk Meteorite, Cook Islands 2013
- 1 oz Silver, Moldavite Impact, Cook Islands 2014
- 1 oz Silver, Chondrite Impact - Meteorite NWA 4037, Cook Islands 2015
- 1/2 oz Silver, Tamdakht Meteorite, Cook Islands 2016
- 1/2 oz Silver, Chergach Meteorite, Cook Islands 2017
- 1/2 oz Silver, Erfoud Meteorite NWA 6827, Cook Islands 2018
- 1/2 oz Silver, Estacado Meteorite, Cook Islands 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Viñales Meteorite, Cook Islands 2020
- 1 oz Silver, La Ciénega Meteorite, Cook Islands 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Aba Panu Meteorite, Cook Islands 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Tenham Meteorite, Cook Islands 2023

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Silver Half Ounce 2018 Erfoud Meteorite NWA 6827: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape3D
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6100 mm
Mass15.5500 g
OCC IDANMQ-OPYC-WKKL-EJYG
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