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Why order this 1969-2019 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medals with Space Flown Alloy Antiqued Medal
Many coins and medals have been issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, but none can compare to this Robbins Medals Silver Medal. Struck at Sunshine Minting on a 1 oz planchet of .999 fine silver, this medal was hand finished with a solution that includes alloy that was flown into space on an Apollo mission. Part of a mintage of just 25,000 pieces, this medal will make a fantastic keepsake and conversation piece for the few collectors who manage to get one.
Stunning Mission Patch Design
The medal's design is modeled off of the original Apollo 11 Robbins Medals. The obverse is based on the mission patch. An eagle lands on the surface of the moon with its wings spread. Earth is visible in the distance, with Florida, from which the Apollo 11 mission launched, at the center."APOLLO 11" is inscribed at the top.
On the reverse, the names of the men who flew on the mission, "ARMSTRONG - COLLINS - ALDRIN," are inscribed along the rim at the top. Just inside them is the inscription "50TH ANNIVERSARY." The mission's key events and dates are inscribed down the middle, reading, "LAUNCHED JULY 16, 1969," "LANDED JULY 20, 1969," and "RETURNED JULY 24, 1969." The anniversary dates, "1969-2019," are included at the bottom.
Flawless MS70 with COA, Story Card, Box w/ Footprint and Charlie Duke Signed Label
This medal earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Mint State 70, which is reserved exclusively for pieces that appear flawless under 5x magnification. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and a story card. Charlie Duke, CAPCOM of the Apollo 11 mission and later the youngest man ever to walk on the moon, hand signed the label.
Don't miss your chance to own this 1 oz Silver 1969-2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Robbins Medals with Space Flown Alloy Antiqued Medal.
|Year of Issue:||1969-2019|
|Packaging:||With COA, Story card & Box w/footprint|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed Label|
|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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