2019 Coloured Domed $5 Coin and Half Dollar RAM Two Coin Proof Set - Apollo 11 Moon Landing - 50th Anniversary Product Partnership Australia and United States

$169.95

 

The Royal Australian Mint and the United States Mint proudly present
this magnificent two-coin proof set, celebrating the 50th anniversary of
the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing of July 1969, and the scientific
collaboration between our two nations that brought television of the
iconic event to an estimated global audience of 600 million viewers.
For 50 years, the televised moonwalk of NASA’s Apollo 11 lunar mission
has been remembered as one of humanity’s most significant
achievements. The goal of Apollo 11 was to land a man on the Moon and
return him safely to Earth.
The Lunar Module Eagle landed on the Moon, in the Sea of Tranquility,
on 21 July 1969 AEST (20 July EST). A few hours later, Commander Neil
Armstrong, followed by Lunar Module Pilot Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, became
the first humans to walk on the Moon’s surface.

Live footage of the moon walk was televised to
600 million global viewers.. Australia proudly
contributed to the broadcast efforts of NASA’s
Apollo 11 mission with four radio antennas:
Honeysuckle Creek and Tidbinbilla in the
Australian Capital Territory, Carnarvon in
Western Australia, and CSIRO’s Parkes radio
telescope in New South Wales. These ‘dishes’
and their Australian operators were in position
to receive and transmit the telemetry and live
broadcast images of the moon walk.
• Australian $5 coloured domed silver coin and United States
clad half-dollar coin
• Australian obverse features the CSIRO Parkes
radio telescope and the effigy of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-
Broadley
• Australian reverse features an Apollo 11
astronaut and the lunar module Eagle, with
Earth visible in the sky
• United States obverse features inscriptions
MERCURY, GEMINI and APOLLO and a
footprint on the lunar surface
• United States reverse features a
representation of the famous photograph
‘Buzz Aldrin on the Moon’
• Numbered certificate of authenticity signed
by both the CEO of the Royal Australian Mint
and Director of the United States Mint
• Packaged in a presentation case

Specifications Australian Coin:
• $5.00
• 99.9% Ag

• 1 oz
• 39.62 mm
• Proof finish
• 10,000 mintage

Specifications American Coin:
• Half Dollar
• 8.33% Ni, Balance Copper
• 11.34 g
• 1.205 inches
• Proof finish
• 750,000 mintage