On July 20, 1969 people across the globe were glued to their television and radio sets. The Apollo 11 landed the first two people on the moon. Only six hours later, Neil Armstrong became the first man set foot on the surface of the moon. Collecting lunar material to bring back to Earth, the 21.5 hour exploration of the moon is a day that many will never forget.
Fifty years later, we are celebrating the success of the Apollo 11 mission with the release of a limited edition commemorative $5 gold proof coin. If you like to buy gold bullion coins, this is the piece to add to your collection! Released under low quantity guidelines, the commemorative coin will not last long.
What Makes It Unique?
Only once before in U.S. history has a coin been created with a curved surface. As described by the US Mint, “On the coin’s obverse is the indented footprint left by astronaut Neil Armstrong along with the names of the space programs that led to such a historic moment: MERCURY, GEMINI, and APOLLO separated by phases of the Moon. Flip the coin over, and you’ll see the outward curve of an astronaut’s helmet. The design recreates a close-up of the famous photograph snapped by Neil Armstrong of Buzz Aldrin.”
Expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies, and multiple strikes, this commemorative coin has been struck in highly pure gold. West Point in 8.359 grams of 90% pure gold to be exact. The $5 coin holds designs that are incredibly detailed. At 21.59mm in diameter, the Apollo 11 coin perfectly reveals every intricate detail.
With a mere 50,000 coins available, in either proof or uncirculated condition, be sure to contact your local coin shop sooner than later to ensure this timeless piece makes its way into your collection. With a limited one year issue, once these coins are gone, they’ll be gone forever. For more information on how to buy gold bullion coins, contact your Burlington coin shop, Boston Bullion at (781) 710-8419.