This beautiful Silver coin is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission on July 20, 1969, one of the most important events in human history. The coin features a Glow-in-the-Dark effect, has a beautiful concave shape, has a Proof quality and comes in an elegant 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 reproduces the wonderful image of the astronaut next to the command module, over a background with our Earth. All around the reverse the inscriptions: “20 EURO” – the face value, “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH” – the issuing country and “2019” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin presents the surface of our wonderful moon and the inscriptions: “APOLLO 11” – the name of the mission, “ERSTE MONDLANDUNG” – the name of the coin and “21 JULI 1969” – the year of the mission.