Why add this stunning $1 Australia 2019-P 1 oz Silver Moon Landing coin in OGP to your collection?
The first moon walk occurred in July of 1969 when Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, assisted by Michael Collins, landed on the Moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission. Widely considered the pinnacle of human achievement, this monumental event was viewed by millions around the world, in part, due to the support of Australian radio telescopes. To honor both the 50th anniversary of this epic achievement and Australia's contribution, the Perth Mint has issued this lovely proof coin, struck from 1 oz. of .9999 fine silver. Bearing the Mint's iconic "P" mint mark on the reverse, this coin is limited to a mintage of just 7,500 pieces.
Out of this world Design by Lucas Bowers
The obverse features the new effigy of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which was created by Royal Mint designer Jody Clark. This is the first year the effigy is appearing on Australian coinage! The new effigy portrays the monarch in graceful maturity, bearing her Royal Diadem on her neck.
The reverse was designed by Lucas Bowers and features a footprint on the lunar surface, symbolic of that "giant leap" taken 50 years ago. In the background, the lunar lander looms large against the horizon. Inscribed on this side are the words "Moon Landing 1969-2019."
This coin arrives in stunning gem proof condition, in its original mint packaging along with a certificate of authenticity.
Buy this $1 Australia 2019-P 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Moon Landing Proof in OGP today, so you too can celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's crowning achievement!
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Lunar Module and Footprint|
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