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Why purchase this Antiqued 1/4 oz. Silver Full Moon Medal?
This antiqued medal commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, struck from 1/4 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver by the Shire Post Mint, is a 136,794,240:1 scale model of the moon's uniquely cratered surface.
Sensational Moon Imagery
The obverse features the only side of the moon that is visible from the earth, commonly referred to as the "near side of the moon." Our view of the moon remains unchanged due to a synchronous rotation with the earth, which means that the moon orbits the earth at the same rate as its own axis rotation. The upper right quadrant depicts the Sea of Tranquility, the location where Apollo 11's lunar module landed and astronaut Neil Armstrong took mankind's first historic steps on the moon's surface in 1969.
The "far side of the moon," sometimes called the "dark side" is illustrated on the reverse, based on Apollo mission photography and satellite imagery.
GEM Brilliant Uncirculated Medal with Black Core Holder and Astronaut Signed Label
This Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Full Moon 1/4 oz. Silver Antiqued Medal was determined to be in Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The medal is presented as if hovering in space, surrounded by a black core in a NGC holder, accompanied by a certification label signed by Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke.
Add this exciting 1/4 oz. Antiqued Silver Full Moon Medallion with a certification label signed by astronaut Charlie Duke to your collection today!
|Mint:||Shire Post Mint|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed Label|
|Display Weight:||1/4 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||7.7759 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.25 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Near Side of the Moon|
|Reverse Design:||Far Side of the Moon|
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