2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
This beautiful 1oz silver coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the moon.
The successful landing of United States spacecraft Apollo 11’s Lunar Module Eagle on the Moon was watched by more than half a billion people in 1969. Humanity collectively held its breath as astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon’s surface, proclaiming, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”.
The pulse of humanity rose as Apollo 11 was launched on 16 July 1969. An estimated 600 million people across the world watched on TV – thanks in part to Australia’s CSIRO Parkes radio telescope and NASA’s Honeysuckle Creek tracking station near Canberra – as it made its successful flight to the Moon.
The 1969 achievement of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, paved the way for continued development of advanced technology to explore Earth, the Moon, other planets and the distant reaches of space.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin design portrays a representation of the Lunar Module Eagle landing on the Moon behind a large footprint on the Moon’s surface. The design includes the inscription ‘MOON LANDING 1969-2019’. The obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid and within an illustrated shipper which is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Celebrates the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the moon
Design portrays a representation of the Lunar Module Eagle landing on the Moon behind a large footprint on the Moon’s surface
Limited mintage of just 7,500 coins worldwide
Australian legal tender
|Year of Issue||2019|