In 1961, President John F. Kennedy addressed a jittery nation wary of the Soviet Union’s success in launching an unmanned satellite into space. President Kennedy challenged the nation and his own government to achieve a goal that would one-up the Soviets and then some. His challenge: send a man to the moon and return him safely to Earth. The astronauts of Apollo 11 achieved this monumental feat 50 years ago and the North American Mint is celebrating in style. Today you can purchase a 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Earthbound Round as a proof-like specimen from Silver.com.
- Available to ship inside of air-tite capsules!
- Seventh round design in the Apollo 11 Series!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The command module fires its thrusters as it slings around the moon toward Earth on the obverse side.
- An American bald eagle touches down on the moon in the reverse design.
- Proof-like specimens.
- Unique serial numbers engraved on the edge!
Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969. With a crew of three men on board from NASA, the mission was clear: land on the moon and return safely to Earth. The astronauts of Apollo 11 would spend 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 seconds from takeoff to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
All of the 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Earthbound Rounds available to you in this listing come with a protective air-tite capsule from the North American Mint. Each round has its own, unique serial number engraved onto the edge and features proof-like visuals including frosted designs and mirrored background fields.
On the obverse face of Silver Apollo 11 Earthbound Rounds is the image of the command module used in the Apollo 11 mission. Apollo 11 was powered into space using Saturn V rockets and consisted of a command module, lunar lander, and a service module. The service module and Eagle lunar lander were jettisoned into space following the lander’s return from the moon’s surface and the three-man crew returned to Earth inside of the command module.
The reverse side of 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Earthbound Rounds includes the image of an American bald eagle. This eagle is featured landing on the surface of the moon with its wings spread wide and an olive branch in its talons. This very closely resembles the mission insignia and patch used by Apollo 11 crew members.
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