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Why buy this 1969-2019 1/2 oz Gold Matte Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medal?
2019 is the 50th anniversary of one of the most important events in both American and human history, man's first walk on the moon. The moment was at once the greatest moment in the history of exploration and a decisive American victory in its Space Race with the USSR. This medal was struck by Sunshine Minting from half an ounce of .9999 fine gold and is part of a limited mintage of just 2,019 pieces. It bears the same designs of the original medals that were flown on the Apollo 11 mission. Perfect for patriotic Americans and those with an interest in astronomy alike, this medal will arrive in GEM Proof condition.
Patriotic Eagle Design
The obverse features the mission patch design in which an eagle has its wings spread as it lands on the moon. The earth is visible in the background. The name of the mission, "APOLLO 11," is inscribed along the rim at the top.
The names of the men who flew on the mission, "ARMSTRONG - COLLINS, ALDRIN," are inscribed along the rim at the top of the reverse. Just inside them is the inscription "50TH ANNIVERSARY." At the center are the key mission milestones and their dates, "LAUNCHED JULY 16, 1969," "LANDED JULY 20, 1969," and "RETURNED JULY 24, 1969." Just below the final line are the anniversary dates, "1969-2019."
Add this 1/2 oz Gold Matte Proof 1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medal to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||1969-2019|
|Display Weight:||1/2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||15.5517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Apollo 11 Patch Design|
|Reverse Design:||Astronaut Names and Mission Dates|
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