|Country: Republic of Chad||Metal Purity: 925||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2016||Weight: 155.5 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 5000 francs||Dimensions: 60||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Stone insert|
|ID: TN0002||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 500 pcs|
The second coin in Meteorite Art series, this innovative silver coin features a huge meteorite inset embedded into a 2,5 mm high relief! With a bit of genuine Brenham Meteorite and its impact site image on the reverse, it’s a stunning coin and made of 170 g sterling silver with antique finish.
Thousands of years ago, a meteor scattered several tons of meteorite fragments in the vicinity of Brenham, Kansas, United States. The fall must have been both frightening and spectacular - over 10 tons of these meteorites were scattered along a line-of-entry and created the largest pallasite "strewnfield" in the world, stretching over approximately seven miles in length and around a mile wide.
Arguably the most attractive type of meteorite, the pallasites have an internal structure of chrome-like metal imbedded with beautiful olivine stone. Slices of the meteorite often reveal translucent, see-through crystals ranging in colors from yellows, oranges and reds, to green, the equivalent of earth peridot, the August birthstone. Some of the Brenhams are entirely iron-nickel metal, the polished interior looking like a mirror. Their striking size, shapes and internal structures are like nothing else seen on earth, making them truly unique, not only to Kansas but to the world.