2019 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission to the moon. In July 1969, three American astronauts approached the moon and for the first time in human history mankind would set foot on the surface of another celestial body. Now, 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Lunar Landing Black Nickel-Plated Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of beautiful presentation cases with capsules and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $5 (AUD) by Australia.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II and the Parkes radio antenna.
- The reverse features the design of an astronaut on the surface of the moon.
- Produced by the Royal Australian Mint.
The Apollo 11 mission to the moon was an eight-day endeavor undertaken by NASA to accomplish the long-awaited goal that President John F. Kennedy set forth for the country in 1961. He stated that before the decade was out, the United States would achieve the goal of sending a man to the moon and returning him to Earth.
Australia played a critical role in the broadcast of the Apollo 11 mission. In Western Australia, the Parkes radio antenna captured the signal of the television broadcast from the surface of the moon and transmitted it around the globe to the more than 500 million viewers watching as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon.
On the obverse of 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Lunar Landing Black Nickel-Plated Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II in the lower-central field of the design element and the Parkes radio antenna that captured the signal from the moon.
The reverse side of 2019 Proof Silver Australian Lunar Landing Black Nickel-Plated Coins includes a design of an American astronaut on the surface of the moon near the Tranquility Base. The Eagle lunar lander is also visible in this design. In the sky beyond, you’ll see planet Earth with brilliant colorization. Both sides of the coin are plated with black-nickel to capture the beauty of the darkness of space.
All of these 2019 1 oz Proof Silver Australian Lunar Landing Black Nickel-Plated Coins arrive encapsulated in a presentation case. These specimens are domed coins with a concave obverse and convex, 3D reverse side. Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity from the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra and the shipping box includes the iconic phrase “One Giant Leap for Mankind.”
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