2019 Cook Islands $2 1/2-oz Titanium-Silver Estacado Meteorite Colorized Specimen

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Own a Piece of the (Space) Rock!

The Estacado Meteorite is one of the oldest objects ever discovered on the planet. In fact, scientists believe this stony space rock is older than Earth itself! And now this intriguing and mysterious artifact from beyond time is part of the Coin Invest Trust’s (CIT) renowned Meteorite Impacts Collection thanks to this fantastic legal-tender coin struck in a half-ounce of 92.5% titanium-silver — the FIRST time this alloy has ever been used to mint a coin!

The 15th issue in the series, the coin commemorates the famous Estacado Meteorite that was discovered in 1883 in the Llano Estacado region of northwest Texas. Struck using CIT’s advanced Smartminting© technology, the coin features a colorized depiction of the Earth against a black background. The coin’s obverse shows the mountain landscape of Texas’ Llano Estacado region traversed by the Canadian River. At the top of the design is a round depression containing the portrait of Elizabeth II.

This magnificently crafted coin also comes in a Specimen (SP) quality that CIT refers to as a “star dust finish.” But what will really send you into orbit is the ingenious “extra” CIT incorporated into the design: an actual piece of the Estacado Meteorite itself! You can see the tiny piece inserted into a crack in the coin that reaches almost to the center.

The Estacado Meteorite was formed from space particles more than four billion years ago and a large piece of it is currently displayed at the Hall of Meteorites in the New York City’s Museum of Natural History. Classified as an H6 meteorite, it’s listed as the 8th most massive member of the H group of chondrite meteors.

Issued on behalf of the Cook Islands, just 2,500 of these 2019 Cook Islands Half-Ounce Titanium-Silver Estacado Meteorite Colorized Specimen coins were ever minted. Each coin available here will come encapsulated in an acrylic coin holder and displayed in a themed decorative tin. Order now and add something to your collection that is truly out of this world!

LATEST ISSUE IN METEORITE IMPACTS COLLECTION – This coin is the 15th issue in the Coin Invest Trust’s (CIT) Meteorite Impacts Collection. It features the Estacado Meteorite that was discovered in Texas in 1883 with a colorized depiction of the Earth. The obverse shows a portion of the Canadian River as it cuts through the Llano Estacado region. A round depression containing the portrait of Elizabeth II is seen at the top of the design.

ACTUAL PIECE OF ESTACADO METEORITE – The blank used for this coin is split by an artificial crack that reaches almost to the center. Within that crack is an actual piece of the Estacado Meteorite.

STRUCK IN TITANIUM-SILVER – Each Estacado Meteorite Colorized Specimen coin was struck in a half ounce of 92.5% titanium-silver and measures 50 mm in diameter.

LEGAL TENDER IN THE COOK ISLANDS – These 2019 Cook Islands Half-Ounce Titanium-Silver Estacado Meteorite Colorized Specimen coins are $2 legal tender in the Cook Islands.

TACTILE SPECIMEN CONDITION – Your 2019 Cook Islands Half-Ounce Titanium-Silver Estacado Meteorite Colorized Specimen comes in Specimen (SP) quality that CIT refers to as a “star dust finish.”

LOW LIMITED EDITION – The worldwide limited edition for the 2019 Cook Islands Half-Ounce Titanium-Silver Estacado Meteorite Colorized Specimen was set at just 2,500 

Own a piece of the (space) rock with the 2019 Cook Islands Half-Ounce Titanium-Silver Estacado Meteorite Colorized Specimen coin that contains an actual piece of the original meteor it’s named after. Click it to your cart today!

Year of Issue 2019
Country Cook Islands
Composition Silver, Titanium
Purity 0.9250
Condition Specimen
Denomination 2.00
Currency Type Dollar
Coin Weight 15.5 Grams - g
Weight 1/2 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 50mm