We present another beauty by the Mint of Poland, with an extremely low mintage of only 666 coins worldwide. This coin is a 1 oz Ultra High Relief coin plated with a antique finish. The coins also has a authentic fragment of the meteorite inlayed on the coin!”
Features: Ultra High Relief (2mm) with a Real Chondrite Meteorite
Asteroid mining is the exploitation of raw materials from asteroids and other minor planets, including near-Earth objects.
Minerals can be mined from an asteroid or spent comet then used in space for construction materials or taken back to Earth. These include gold, iridium, silver, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhenium, rhodium, ruthenium and tungsten for transport back to Earth; iron, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, aluminium, and titanium for construction.
Due to the high launch and transportation costs of spaceflight, inaccurate identification of asteroids suitable for mining, and in-situ ore extraction challenges, terrestrial mining remains the only means of raw mineral acquisition today. If space program funding, either public or private, dramatically increases, this situation is likely to change in the future as resources on Earth are becoming increasingly scarce and the full potentials of asteroid mining—and space exploration in general—are researched in greater detail. However, it is yet uncertain whether asteroid mining will develop to attain the volume and composition needed in due time to fully compensate for dwindling terrestrial reserves
The reverse of the coin shows a wonderful and detailed Space Station extracting minerals from an asteroid which features the incredible Chondrite insert. On the right of the reverse, the inscription: “SPACE MINING” – 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.The reverse of the coin depicts the wonderful image of Hercules fighting against the Nemean Lion, wich features an incredible gilded head. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “NEMEAN LION” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the Twelve Labours of Hercules. All around the obverse, the inscriptions: “TWELVE LABOURS OF HERCULES” – the name of the series, “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “5 DOLLARS” – the face value, “2018” – the year of issue and “NIUE” – the issuing country.
|Weight (g)||31.1 1 oz|
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