|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 38.61||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Stone insert|
|ID: NU0902||Quality: smooth|
|Mintage quantity: 686 pcs|
This stunning depiction of Mars took the shape of a new domed convex silver coin by Niue. As the third coin of a new Solar System series, this 1 oz 999 silver slice with copper finish boasts a real Mars meteorite NWA 7397 inlay. With the limited mintage of only 686 pieces worldwide, the coin comes housed in a luxury wooden box with a CoA included.
The unique obverse design is an amazing replica of Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System. There is also a small effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the following inscriptions: the Queen’s name, the coin’s metal fineness, issuing country and year. The face value of the coin is indicated below.
The reverse with its domed convex copper plated surface and a piece of Martian meteorite is what will catch your eye at once. Meteorites that came from Mars are incredibly rare — less than 300 pounds of them in total are known to exist on Earth. NWA 7397 was found in 2012 in Morocco's Sahara Desert. Scientists think it was part of a chunk of Mars that was chipped from the planet when an asteroid impacted it.