The only one of the coins here that isn’t a new addition to an existing series, Tenham kicks off Meteorite Geography. This range will look at various meteorite strikes around the globe, and cleverly uses the obverse face to show us exactly where, down to the global coordinates. The reverse face is deeply concave, with a wide border, all exhibiting a good use of texture. At its centre is a sliver of the actual meteorite, square-cut and polished. To be honest, there’s nothing hugely original here, but it is beautifully done, so who cares?
The obverse, however, features a coloured map section showing the continent that Tenham struck, Australia (as if the sharks, spiders, snakes, jellyfish and crocodiles, aren’t enough…). A large crosshair, adorned with coordinates, sits over the strike location. The presentation is superb, with a good-looking two-layer box, the lowest of which holds a magnifying glass. All told, a great package.