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Estacado Meteorite
Метеорит Эстакадо
Presented by
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
Nominal value
2 Dollars
Weight
14,17
Diameter
50
Metal
Silver 925°, Titanium
Mintage
2500
Production quality
Silk Finish, insert – a piece of the Estacado meteorite
Designer
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
Producer
B.H. Mayer (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse shows the mountain landscape of Llano Estacado traversed by the Canadian River, in the upper field is a round depression with the portrait of Elizabeth II, below, IRB (= Ian Rank-Broadley), around it, the legend «ELIZABETH II 2 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2019, to right, 1/2 oz Titanium Silver .925». 

On the reverse, the blue planet earth is depicted on a black background in the lower half, the crack holding the meteorite aims towards it. Above, the Lone Star of Texas on a white-blue background and the legend «ESTACADO METEORITE / HALE CO, TEXAS, USA, 1833».
A brief annotation
This H6 meteorite was found in Texas in 1883. It landed in an area called Hale County today which is located in Llano Estacado. 

Thanks to a most subtle use of colour and a complex finish, this coin is a work of art as well as a symbol for the beauty and the vulnerability of our blue planet, and for our close connection with the infinite universe, which is older than a human being can imagine. The fact that a part of this coin is four billion years old is simply incredible.
New issue
№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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