50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING - Rare Coin
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing with this thoughtfully designed gold bullion coin.
On 20 July 1969 humanity collectively held its breath as astronaut Neil Armstrong took mankind’s first steps on the Moon after emerging from United States spacecraft Apollo 11’s Lunar Module Eagle. An estimated 600 million people across the world watched the momentous event on TV – thanks in part to Australia’s CSIRO Parkes radio telescope and NASA’s Honeysuckle Creek tracking station near Canberra.
The coin’s reverse honours the historic achievement with a representation of the Lunar Module Eagle landing on the Moon behind a large boot print on the Moon’s surface. The Australian legal tender coin has a limited worldwide mintage of 15,000.