2019 $25 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 172565

RCM Number:
172565
Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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Description

More than 50 years ago, mankind left Earth’s exosphere and landed the first men on the Moon.  History was made as mankind imprinted the first footstep on the surface of our natural satellite. Now, we look back on this day as a milestone in humanity’s progress, literally reaching for the stars. While the United States launched and landed the spacecraft, Canadians also have every reason to celebrate. In fact, many don’t know that the landing gear for the Apollo 11 Lunar Module was designed by the Canadian company, Héroux-Devtek. Technically, Canadian technology was thus the first object of Apollo 11’s mission to touch the Moon. Mintage of this coin is limited to only 5,500. HST/GST exempt. 


Canada’s Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, along with other world leaders, sent messages of goodwill for this historic mission. These messages appear on a silicone disc about the size of a US 50-cent coin that was left on the lunar surface. He wrote, "Man has reached out and touched the tranquil moon. Puisse ce haut fait permettre a l'homme de redecouvrir la Terre et d'y trouver la paix. (May that high accomplishment allow man to rediscover the Earth and find peace.)”. 


The Design:

The reverse design by Canadian artist Tony Bianco features the iconic scene when mankind first set foot on the Moon, with the landing module towering in the background. It is marked with the memorable dates “1969” and “2019” and “50 years/ans” that have passed since the event. The peace message added by Pierre Elliott Trudeau on a tiny silicone disk that was left on the Moon also appears on the edge of the coin. The design features a rounded, convex shape reminiscent of the Moon.

 

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 25 Dollars
Year: 2019

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 36.07 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 30.75 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.987 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Apollo Moon Landing
Artist: Tony Bianco
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 5,500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Space


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