Easily one of the most popular subjects for coins, meteorite coins have been on a veritable mini-boom for around half a decade now. We recently obtained early information on a new 5oz meteorite-embedded design billed as the biggest in the world. Sadly, it isn’t even close when compared to this new 1-kilogram (32.15 oz) version of MCI-Mint’s Campo del Cielo coin, which shares the design of its baby brother.
While 576 of the 1oz version were struck, just 99 of this monster will be released, and they will sell at just under €2500.00. This one holds on to the small area of colour-enhancement that distinguished the original, by lending some sense of movement through adding flames to the reverse path of the insert, an actual piece of the Campo del Cielo Meteorite. In all probability the largest piece of actual meteorite ever inset into a numismatic, the whole is nicely displayed in a cool acrylic frame much like those popularised by the NZ Mint over the last couple of years. The coin also comes packaged with a serialised Certificate of Authenticity.
Up for pre-order now, they should ship within the next month. We’ll try to cover the 5oz coin when we get better images later this week.