In 1961, President John F. Kennedy took the first steps to ensure America would eventually defeat the Soviet Union in the space race. Following the Soviet Union’s successful launch of Sputnik, America doubled down with the hopes of sending mankind into space, landing on a celestial body, and returning to the planet. The 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Liftoff Round is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Rounds ship to you inside of protective air-tite capsules!
- First issue in the new Apollo 11 Series!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The Apollo 11 spacecraft lifts off for the moon on the obverse.
- An eagle touches down on the moon’s surface on the reverse.
- Serial numbers engraved on the edges!
- Proof-like specimens.
President John F. Kennedy famously challenged the nation to overcome the Soviet Union in 1961 by issuing a stunning proclamation in a speech. “We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” By 1969, NASA was ready to achieve President Kennedy’s challenge.
The Apollo 11 spacecraft was the fifth manned flight from NASA in the Apollo program. The Apollo 11 spacecraft consisted of the command module to house the three astronauts, the service module to support the command module, and the lunar module. The only section of the spacecraft to return to Earth was the command module.
On the obverse side of 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Liftoff Rounds is the image of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the launch pad on Merritt Island, Florida. The spacecraft’s Saturn V rockets fire to life belching smoke as the spacecraft lifts off from the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969.
The reverse face of Silver Apollo 11 Liftoff Rounds includes a depiction of the Apollo 11 mission patch. The design features an American bald eagle with its wings spread wide as it touches down to land on the surface of the moon clutching an olive branch in its talons. The design includes the moon’s surface at the bottom with the distant image of Earth in the background. Engravings within the design include the commemorative date marks (1969 – 2019) and the phrase “50th Anniversary.”
These 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Liftoff Rounds are available to you for purchase with a protective air-tite capsule and a limited mintage figure of just 5,000 pieces of silver for sale. The rounds each feature a unique serial number engraved onto the edge as well.
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