This amazing 1 Oz 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 real Moon Meteorite insert, has a beautiful design, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in an elegant case,
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 footprint of the first man that stepped on the moon and a real moon meteorite insert. All around the reverse the inscription “MOON LANDING 1969 – 2019” – the name of the coin and the years of the anniversary. The obverse of the coin presents the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Apollo 11. All around the obverse the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “COOK ISLANDS” – the issuing country and “2019” – the year of issue.