- Mintage Limit ONLY - 2500
- Each coin in set is struck from 1/2Oz. of pure silver
- Coin with gilded
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity
Developing a successor of the highly innovative Tamdakht Meteorite coin of 2016 was no easy task.
The resulting Chergach Meteorite coin is a stunning progression of the breakthrough technology with an enhanced concave deformity and cracks. The gilded finish is reminiscent of the Sahara Desert, where the chondrite meteorite was found ten years ago in July 2007 near Timbuktu. Naturally, a fragment of the actual meteorite rests in the crater depression.
A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the Earth's atmosphere and impact with the Earth's surface or that of another planet. When the object enters the atmosphere, various factors like friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate that energy. It then becomes a meteor and forms a fireball, also known as a shooting star or falling star; astronomers call the brightest examples “bolides”. Meteorites that survive atmospheric entry and impact vary greatly in size. For geologists, a bolide is a meteorite large enough to create a crater.