Why order this $1 Australia 2019-P Apollo 11 Moon Landing 1 oz Silver Proof?
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, supported by Michael Collins, became the first men ever to walk on the moon in July of 1969. The mission marked exploration's greatest ever achievement and a major American psychological victory over the Soviet Union. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the occasion, Perth Mint issued this proof. Struck on a 1 oz planchet of .9999 fine silver, this piece bears a "P" mint mark on the reverse. It is part of a mintage of only 7,500 pieces.
Stunning Lunar Footprint Design by Lucas Bowers
The coin's obverse bears a portrait of reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. She has her shoulders open to the holder while facing right and wears her Royal Diamond Diadem, the same crown that she wore at her coronation. Her effigy is encircled by a rim frame on which her name, "ELIZABETH II," joins other inscriptions that provide essential information about the coin.
Lucas Bowers's reverse design features the lunar module and a footprint on the surface of the moon. Arching over the image are a pair of inscriptions that name the event commemorated, "MOON LANDING," and the anniversary dates, "1969-2019."
Impeccable PF70 UC FR with Black Core Holder and Astronaut Footprint Label
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Proof 70, which is given only to coins that appear flawless under 5x magnification. It also received Ultra Cameo certification due to the sharp contrasts between deeply mirrored fields and heavily frosted devices on both faces and First Releases certification because it was submitted to NGC no more than 30 days after it was released from the mint. NGC set the coin in a black core holder, and grading information comes provided on a label that bears an astronaut footprint.
Add this $1 Australia 2019-P 1 oz Silver Apollo 11 Moon Landing Proof to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Astronaut Footprint Label|
|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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