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Introducing a New Meteorite Coin / Medal / Token
This 2" (51mm) diameter coin commemorates the Dawn Mission to asteroid Vesta. Each coin incorporates a specimen of the diogenite meteorite Tatahouine, which is generally considered to originate from that distant body.

Obverse of coin
The front depicts the Dawn spacecraft leaving Earth for Vesta, propelled by its ion drive engine, with the Tatahouine meteor incoming.

Reverse of coin
The reverse depicts the large crater near the south pole of Vesta where HED (Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite) meteorites are thought to originate, with Dawn in orbit and a genuine piece of Tatahouine.

Ordering Information
  • This is a limited edition of 350 coins with serial numbers. The coins contain no precious metals.
  • Serial numbers 1 through 10, 100, 200, and 300 are not available at this time.
  • Cost is $39 per coin.
  • Domestic shipping - free, via USPS First Class Mail.
  • International shipping - $9.95 for up to five coins via USPS First Class International Mail.
  • Insurance is not included. Please let us know if you would like to insure your shipment.
  • We accept PayPal, check, or money order.
  • To order via PayPal, use the buttons below or send your payment, including shipping, to valparint@aol.com.
    Domestic, including shipping International, including shipping
  • To pay by check or money order:
    • Make your payment out to Paul Swartz
    • Mail it to:
          Paul Swartz
          2440 N. Coyote, #127
          Tucson, AZ 85745
    • Don't forget to include your shipping address.
  • The stand is not included but you will get a nifty write-up about Dawn, Vesta, and Tatahouine.
Contact Info
Email us at paul@tucsonmeteorites.com

Pimp your Fireball

Pimped obverse   Pimped reverse
Use a Sharpie or two to get the effect you want and then spray it with ClearCoat. If you color outside the lines, a Q-Tip and some rubbing alcohol will clean it up. ClearCoating makes it tough enough to stand up to vigorous finger rubbing.

Who we are
Paul A. Swartz Ebay ID pas520 Operator of the MPOD
Last updated 20 September 2014