Buried beneath the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, the Chicxulub crater got its name from its center being near the town of Chicxulub. It was formed by a large asteroid. An accepted worldwide theory is that this impact was the cause of the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event, an event in which "75% of plant and animal species on Earth became extinct, including all non-avian dinosaurs.
Over the past year, there have been some truly spectacularly designed coins, usually thematic. The new coin from NumisCollect is no exception. Aptly named the Chicxulub Crater coin, this new coin provides excitement for collectors of modern coins, coins of events, etc. It is part of the "Meteorites" series. With an antique finish and a fineness of .999 silver, it weighs 3 oz and has a diameter of 65 mm.
The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse along with the meteorite crashing to Earth and the T-Rex roaring in the lower right, protesting its demise. There is color glass inlay displaying a blue and green center for the coin.
The reverse features the deep crater imprint as it had on the Earth displayed by ultra-deep minting made possible by Smartminting™. It also has a meteorite insert and can appeal to space coin collectors also.
At the time of writing, the mintage is few.