Silver Ounce 2021 La Ciénega Meteorite, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 La Ciénega Meteorite, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 La Ciénega Meteorite

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 one ounce of silver - such as this coin.

This is the 17th edition of the award-winning "Meteorite Impacts" collection and it is dedicated to the Ciénega Meteorite discovered by Hugo Lino in 2014.

The Mint says about it:
It was a sunny day when geologist Hugo Lino was prospecting for gold near the abandoned mining community of La Ciénega in Sonora, Mexico on January 30, 2014. He could not believe his eyes when he found a 6.1 kg fusion crusted meteorite. As always and as a signature feature of the series, a real piece of this meteorite is embedded in this coin. But this time in a different and extraordinary way! In a series first, the meteorite is shown going into the edge of the coin as if the coin was liquid silver when the meteorite hit it! If you hold it at just the right angle, you will see the meteorite now being an integral part of the inside of the coin!

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 La Ciénega Meteorite - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the face value: ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 La Ciénega Meteorite - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a meteorite falling towards a cactus-strewn landscape with mountains in the background.

Around above left, the inscription la Ciénega Meteorite. Around below, the date of issue 2021.

Reverse Inscription la Ciénega Meteorite 2021
EdgeMilled, holedEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, meteorite insert, "impact hole" on the edge.
CIT Item ID: 29722.

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

All (72) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Salamis 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Trafalgar 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2010 Battle of Hampton Roads 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2010 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Battle of Jutland 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Battle of Midway 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2011 · 1 DOLLAR ·
Silver Ounce 2013 Tina Maze 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2014 Wolf and Caribou 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 Moldavite Impact 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2014 Tina Maze - Diamond Edition 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 The Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2014 Giovanni in Laterano Mosaic 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Peacock 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Chondrite Impact - Meteorite NWA 4037 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2015 Grizzly and Salmon 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Eagle and Rattlesnake 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Wasp Spider 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Christ Pantocrator Mosaic 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Crocodile and Jaguar 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Cobra 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Fantastic Beasts 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Remembrance Poppy 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017 LEST WE FORGET
Silver Ounce 2017 Basilica San Vitale Mosaic 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Livonian Crusades 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Tree Frog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Bald Eagle 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2018 Salvador Dali 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Trapped 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2019 Philippine Eagle 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Starfish 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Chameleon 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Still Trapped 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Mr Bean 30th Anniversary 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 Numismatic Icons - Tortoise 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Viñales Meteorite 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Lost States of America - Franklin 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Lost States of America - Deseret 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Lost States of America - Jacinto 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Lost States of America - McDonald 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR COOK ISLANDS 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Trap Attack 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Numismatic Icons - Athena’s Owl 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 X-Ray - Vitruvian Man 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Eclectic Nature - Fighting Fish 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Loop the Loop 1,901 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Terracotta Warriors 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 La Ciénega Meteorite 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 In Memoriam Queen Elizabeth II 30,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Wendish Crusade 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Aba Panu Meteorite 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Untrapped 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast 1,982 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark 1,992 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Big City Lights - New York 2,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2022 Numismatic Icons - Pegasos 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 X-Ray - Mummy 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Titanic 1,912 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Legacy of the Pharaohs 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Key to my Heart 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Manga Four Seasons - Summer 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 5$
Silver Ounce 2022 Manga Four Seasons - Autumn 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 5$
Silver Ounce 2022 Eclectic Nature - Roller 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2022
Silver Ounce 2023 Tenham Meteorite 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Trapped - Escape 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2023 Sparta 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Big City Lights - Sydney 2,023 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 5 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2023 X-Ray - Creation of Adam 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Iron Maiden - Trooper 1,983 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Numismatic Icons - Arethusa 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Second Skin 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Key to my Kingdom 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Snowflake Star 4,046 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 5 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2023
Silver Ounce 2023 Typefaces - Frankenstein 1,818 King Charles III - Portrait by Dan Thorne 5 DOLLARS · CHARLES III · COOK ISLANDS
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Silver Ounce 2021 La Ciénega Meteorite: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size26.0000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-RMGJ-ONQG
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