2020 $5 Cook Islands 1 oz. Silver Vinales Meteorite PCGS PR70 DCAM First Strike
Category: World Coins
Do you remember what you did on February 1st, 2019?
People in Viñales, a little city in western Cuba sure do. On that day hundreds of meteorite stones fell from the sky. These meteorites were seen as far away as the Florida Keys. In total more than 100 kg of extraterrestrial material was collected. This meteorite impact provided the perfect opportunity for the newest edition of one of the Worlds most interesting coin series.
First issued in 2004 the incredible Meteor Impact Series is now in it's 16th year! Issued by the Cook Islands as legal tender, these 1oz .999 fine silver proof coins commemorate and bring to life famous meteorite impacts throughout the World! Each coin features a unique design as well as a tiny piece of the actual meteorite it's named after.
This stunning 2020 Viñales Meteorite obverse design depicts the aftermath of the impact. The crater starts from the edge of the coin and gets deeper as it reaches the middle of the coin. The combination of proof, frosted and satin finishes along with the ultra high relief creates a realistic looking landscape. An original 2.5 mm piece of the meteorite is embedded in the coin where the meteorite finally comes to rest.
This 2020 $5 Cook Islands 1oz .999 Silver Proof Viñales Meteorite has been certified PR70 DCAM First Strike by PCGS!! According to the PCGS this exclusive pedigree has a population of ONLY 32!!