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Why purchase this First Day of Production Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medal?
NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 mission holds a place in world history as "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." This commemorative medal issued in honor of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary is a replica of the sterling silver medallions minted by the Robbins Company, of Attleboro, MA, which were carried by astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. on the famed space voyage. Enhanced with a gorgeous antiqued finish, this silver plated copper medal was struck by the Sunshine Mint with a diameter of 39 mm, its mintage limited to 50,000.
Magnificently Detailed Design
"APOLLO 11" is inscribed on the obverse, curving over an eagle holding an olive branch in its beak as it prepares to land on the moon's surface. On the reverse "ARMSTRONG-COLLINS-ALDRIN" and "50th ANNIVERSARY" surround the Apollo 11 mission dates, with "1969-2019" below.
Certified First Day of Production GEM Uncirculated Antiqued Medallion
This extraordinary 1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 1 oz. Silver-Plated Antiqued Robbins Medal has been reviewed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and determined to be in GEM Uncirculated condition. The medallion is encased in a protective NGC holder which includes a certification label authenticating the Robbins Medal replica as one of those struck on the First Day of Production! To qualify for FDP, extensive documentation must be provided by the mint to NGC.
This First Day of Production 1 oz. Silver-Plated Robbins Medal commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission will be an exciting addition to your collection!
This 1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medals 1 oz Silver-Plated Antiqued Medal NGC GEM Unc First Day of Production is proudly minted by the Sunshine Minting. Sunshine Minting Inc. is one of the most reputable private mints in the United States. It even provides silver planchets to the United States Mint!
|Year of Issue:||1969-2019|
|Release Type:||First Day of Production|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Apollo 11 Patch Design|
|Reverse Design:||Astronaut Names and Mission Dates|
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