The amazing 1 Oz Silver coin is the fifth release in the “Meteorite Crater” series and depicts the Pingualuit crater, an authentic geological beauty. The coin features an authentic fragment of a meteorite insert. The coin has a Blue Antique Finish quality
The Pingualuit Crater (French: cratère des Pingualuit; Inuit, “pimple”), formerly called Chubb Crater and later New Quebec Crater (cratère du Nouveau-Québec), is a young impact crater, by geological standards, located on the Ungava Peninsula, in the administrative region of Nord-du-Québec, in Quebec, Canada. It is 3.44 km (2.14 mi) in diameter, and is estimated to be 1.4 ± 0.1 million years old (Pleistocene). The crater and the surrounding area are now part of Pingualuit National Park. The only species of fish in the crater lake are arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus. The crater is exposed to the surface, rising 160 m (520 ft) above the surrounding tundra and is 400 m (1,300 ft) deep. The 267 m (876 ft) deep Pingualuk Lake fills the hollow, and is one of the deepest lakes in North America. The lake also holds some of the purest fresh water in the world, with a salinity level of less than 3 ppm (the salinity level of the Great Lakes is 500 ppm). The lake has no inlets or apparent outlets, so the water accumulates solely from rain and snow and is only lost through evaporation. It is one of the most transparent lakes in the world, with a Secchi disk visible more than 35 m (115 ft) deep.
The reverse of the coin depicts the incredible Pingualuit crater, with it’s beautiful meteorite insert, makes it seem that the impact just happened in this miniature version. On the top of the coin, the inscriptions: “METEORITE CRATER” – the name of the series and “PINGUALUIT” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On top of the rim, the inscriptions: “NIUE ISLAND” – the issue country and “2018” – the year of issue. All around the effigy, the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “ONE DOLLAR” – the face value and “Ag 999” – the fineness of the Silver
|Weight (g)||31.1 (1 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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