In 2019, the North American Mint marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission from NASA with an eight-round release featuring unique obverse designs. You can now own these designs once again with a new silver round release featuring the same images on silver rounds plated in 24-karat gold. Right now, 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Moment of Silence Rounds are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of protective plastic capsules!
- Offered with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Fifth silver round from the Apollo 11 Series!
- Mintage limited to 500 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The obverse features Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface.
- On the reverse is the Apollo 11 mission patch.
- Rounds layered with 24-karat gold!
Each 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Moment of Silence Round comes with an individual plastic capsule and a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint. The rounds bear the same Moment of Silence design from the original 2019 series, but this time the rounds come with a layer of 24-karat gold applied. This thin layer of gold combines the two most popular precious metals in one product for impressive visual appeal.
Apollo 11 was America’s successful answer, and one-up, to the Soviet Union’s launch of the Sputnik satellite. The spaceflight of Apollo 11 was the fifth crewed mission in the Apollo program at NASA and the first in human history to land human beings on another celestial body. The eight-day mission culminated in the landing of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface aboard the Eagle lander.
The obverse side of 1 oz Silver Moment of Silence Rounds comes with a depiction of Buzz Aldrin at the center. He is shown standing in the Sea of Tranquility, the landing site for the Eagle lander. Aldrin is depicted in front-facing relief with the blank lunar surface stretching out behind him and Earth visible in distant space. If you look closely at Aldrin’s visor on his helmet, you’ll realize that although he appears to be alone on the Moon, Armstrong and the Eagle lander are reflected in his visor.
On the reverse field of 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Moment of Silence Rounds is a replica of the NASA mission patch for Apollo 11. The design shows an American bald eagle landing on the Moon as it clutches an olive branch in its talons. Earth is visible in space in the distance with dual date marks honoring the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
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