Why purchase this Australia/U.S. 2019 Apollo 11 Moon Landing Proof Coin Set?
In tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, the Royal Australian Mint and U.S. Mint have joined forces for the first time to issue an exciting pair of domed proof coins. Only 10,000 sets will be released, of which, only 4,000 will be available outside of Australia, which include a copper-nickel U.S. half dollar coin and a selectively colorized Australian $5 coin struck from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver.
Sensational Designs Honoring Apollo 11
The American coin's domed reverse by Phebe Hemphill features the lunar surface reflected in Buzz Aldrin's helmet visor. An astronaut's boot print appears on the concave obverse created by Gary Cooper and Joseph Menna.
The domed reverse of the Australian coin depicts an Apollo 11 astronaut standing near the lunar lander with the colorized earth above. An excerpt from Neil Armstrong's account of the Landing, taken from his transmissions with NASA during the monumental moment, forms the background to the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope. His vivid words allow the holder to imagine themselves in that historic moment. The moon and Ian Rank-Broadley's Queen Elizabeth II effigy also appear on the concave obverse.
Proof 70 Set with Astronaut Signed Labels
Each coin in this multi-national 2019 Apollo 11 Moon Landing Proof Set has been reviewed by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and determined to be in pristine Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC) condition. Submitted to the grading service within thirty days of release, the coins are encapsulated in a NGC black core holders with First Releases certification labels signed by Apollo 16 Astronaut Charlie Duke.
This flawless 2019 Australian and U.S. Proof set celebrating the Apollo 11 Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary will make fantastic addition to your collection!
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed Label|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
The successful Apollo 11 Mission and the landing of the first men on the Moon was a distinctly American triumph. Although the bulk of the credit rightfully goes to the nation behind the mission, other countries also made extremely valuable – and often overlooked – contributions to it.
Charlie Duke is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972 and as the tenth and youngest person to walk on the lunar surface. In recent years, has made an agreement with NGC to hand-sign designation labels.
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