2022 Cook Islands $5 - Aba Panu Meteor Impact - CIT (1oz Silver)

  • Country: Cook Islands
  • Queen: Elizabeth II (1952-Date)
  • Type: Non-Circulating Coin
  • Years: 2022
  • Mint: B. H. Mayer Kunstprageanstalt - Karlsfeld, Germany (1999-date)
  • Denomination: 5 NZD
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (1972-Date)
  • Composition: .999 Silver
  • Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Weight: 31.1g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mintage: 2,500
  • Condition: New - Mint Packaging
  • Obverse: The Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II; Date below, country to right, denomination above
  • Reverse: Depicts the cracks cuased by the large fireball over the Nigerian state of Oyo. The meteoroid, named after the village of Aba Panu, created a crater in the soil of Africa
A large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo on the afternoon of April 19, 2018. A meteoroid entered the Earth’s atmosphere. The extra-terrestrial rocks dug deep cracks and craters in the dry soil of Africa. They were named after the village of Aba Panu, located near the centre of the strewn field. Every day, Earth is bombarded with more than 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles from space. About once a year, an automobile-sized asteroid hits, creating a spectacular fireball event as the friction of Earth’s atmosphere causes them to disintegrate.

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