Coin dedicated to the anniversary of the establishment of the Royal astronomical Union Canada

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The Royal canadian mint released a collector coin, which are fragments of this meteorite, according to CBC.

Coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal astronomical Union in Canada. There are pieces of the 44-ton iron meteorite that fell in Argentina. The age of metal rock, which consists of a meteorite that reaches billions of years.

The nominal value of silver coins with a weight of 31.39 grams – $ 20, but it will be sold at a price of 150 canadian dollars. The coin will be available in September 2018 series 5.5 thousand.

The coin depicts a flying meteorite and the closest to Earth is the Andromeda galaxy.

In the upper part of the coin showed a solar Eclipse, which Vancouver residents could observe in August 2017. And below is depicted the crater Manicouagan located in Quebec, which was formed 214 million years ago as a result of the asteroid impact on the earth.


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