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2019 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing Two Coin Proof Set

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600.00 Grams
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Product Description

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 Tidbinbil la 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.

Coin Highlights:

  • Magnificent two-coin set includes the Australian $5 silver coin and United States clad half-dollar coin
  • Australian reverse features an Apollo 11 astronaut and the lunar module Eagle, with Earth visible in the sky
  • 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

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