This beautiful 3 Oz Silver coin is the second release in the “UFO” series and is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission on July 20, 1969. The coin has a wonderful colour application, has a beautiful design, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity
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 depicts the wonderful image of the first man on the moon with an incredible colour applied to the glass of the space suit. On the left of the reverse, the inscription: “APOLLO 11·1969”. The obverse of the coin shows the top view of the footprint of the astronaut and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” – the issuing country, “2019” – the year of issue and “3000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.
|Face value:||3000 Francs|
|Weight (g):||93.3 (3 oz)|