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Why order this 1/2 oz Gold 1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medals Matte Proof Medal?
The Apollo 11 mission made history in 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, supported by Michael Collins, landed on the moon. The event was among the greatest achievements in human history and a major American victory in the Cold War's Space Race. Sunshine Minting is marking the 50th anniversary of the occasion with this medal, which is designed to be almost identical to the original medals flown on the mission. It was struck from half an ounce of .9999 fine gold and is part of a limited mintage of only 2,019 pieces.
Powerful Mission Patch Design
The obverse features the mission patch. An eagle lands on the surface of the moon with his wings spread in the foreground. The earth is visible in the far distance. The name of the mission, "APOLLO 11," is inscribed at the top.
At the center of the reverse are the key dates of the mission. They read, "LAUNCHED JULY 16, 1969," "LANDED JULY 20, 1969," and "RETURNED JULY 24, 1969." The anniversary dates, "1969-2019," are inscribed at the bottom. The names of the astronauts who flew on the mission, "ARMSTRONG - COLLINS - ALDRIN," arch over the event dates along the rim, and "50TH ANNIVERSARY" is inscribed just inside them.
This medal received Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Proof 70. That means that it lacks even a single imperfection that is visible under 5x magnification.
Don't miss your chance to own this 1969-2019 1/2 oz Gold Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medals Matte Proof Medal.
|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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