2019 $5 Nickel Plated Coloured Silver Proof Domed Coin 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing

$125.00

In 2019, we mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant

moments of human endeavour, and celebrate the Australian technology
and ingenuity that allowed the world to share for the first time that a
human walked on the Moon. The Apollo 11 lunar landing is
commemorated in this 2019 $5 Silver Domed Proof Coin featuring colour
print and nickel plating.

For fifty years the televised moon walk of the Apollo 11 lunar mission has
been remembered as an historic moment. Regarded 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 the Earth.

The Lunar Module Eagle landed on the Moon, in the Sea of Tranquillity, on 21
July 1969 (AEST). 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.
Television of the moon walk was transmitted to 600 million viewers, and two
radio antennas in Australia were an integral part of this historic event. Based in
Honeysuckle Creek ACT and Parkes NSW, these ‘dishes’ and their Australian
operators were in position to receive and transmit the television images of the
moon walk.
• One ounce of silver finished to the Mint’s high quality proof standard
• The Domed coin design captures the excitement of the historic lunar
landing
• Features colour print and nickel plating
• Reverse features an Apollo 11 astronaut and the lunar module, Eagle,
at Tranquility Base, with the Earth visible in the sky
• Obverse features the historic Parkes antenna pointed at the Moon,
along with the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian
Rank-Broadley
• Numbered certificate of authenticity
• Packaged in a case with outer box

Specifications:

• 99.9% Ag
• 1 oz
• 39.62mm
• Proof finish
• 10,000 mintage