This beautiful Silver coin is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of one of the most important human event – the Moon Landing. The coin has an incredible convex design, has an wonderful colouration and has a Proof quality.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit. Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16 at 9:32 am EDT (13:32 UTC) and was the fifth manned mission of NASA's Apollo program. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a command module (CM) with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that returned to Earth; a service module (SM), which supported the command module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a lunar module (LM) that had two stages – a descent stage for landing on the Moon, and an ascent stage to place the astronauts back into lunar orbit.
The reverse of the coin features a beautiful and coloured image of the first man landing on the Moon from the famous Apollo 11, surrounded by 50 stars representing the years of anniversary. On the center of the reverse, the inscriptions: “50 YEARS MAN ON THE MOON ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND” – the name of the coin and “1969-2019” – the years of anniversary. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the lunar surface and the footprint of the astronaut. All around the effigy, the inscriptions: “SOLOMON ISLANDS” – the issue country, “5 DOLLARS” – the face value, “2019” – the year of issue, “50g Ag 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “ELIZABETH II” – The name of the Queen.
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