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Viñales – Meteorite Impacts
Виньялес – удары метеоритов
Presented by
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
Nominal value
5 dollars
31,1 g
33 mm
Silver 999°
2500 pcs
Production quality
Special technology: smartminting® ultra high relief with an embedded piece of a meteorite
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
B.H. Mayer (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
One side is a realistic depiction of a meteorite impact with an embedded piece of a meteorite. Above the legend «VIÑALES METEORITE / 22˚ 37' 17" N / 83˚ 44' 57" W». 

The other side features the portrait of Elizabeth II, below IRB (= Ian Rank-Broadley), around it the legend «ELIZABETH II/ 5 DOLLARS/ COOK ISLANDS/ 2020».
A brief annotation
The designers created a three-dimensional reconstruction of the meteorite impact on the coin. 

This stunning piece tells a story. A story how the meteorite, of which an original 2.5 mm part is embedded, has hit the ground. 

This issue is dedicated to the meteorite fall at Viñales in Cuba, the world’s most recent event of this kind. It occurred on February 1st, 2019. 

The media all around the world reported that the about 27,000 inhabitants of the tourist town saw a miles-long trail of smoke long before the impact of the meteorite startled them.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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