Four days after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, the three-man crew of Apollo 11 approached the surface of the moon. Now housed within a command module and attached lunar lander, the men would split into two groups to take on the greatest challenge mankind had tackled to date in human history: touching down on a different celestial body. Right now, 1 oz Apollo 11 Eagle Landing Silver Rounds are available to purchase from Wallace Precious Metals to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
- Arrives inside of a protective air-tite capsule!
- 2nd round in the Apollo 11 Series!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 rounds!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- On the obverse is the Eagle lunar lander approaching the moons surface.
- The reverse includes the common mission patch-inspired design.
- Proof-like specimens.
- Edge-lettered serial numbers.
When you buy silver in the Apollo 11 Series, youll receive each individual round inside of a protective air-tite capsule. These capsules protect the beauty of the design and finish on your silver round for decades to come. Included with each rounds design is an individual serial number engraved onto the edge of the round itself.
The Apollo 11 mission was the fifth manned spaceflight in the Apollo program and marked the culmination of NASAs efforts to prove American technology and innovation superior to the Soviet Union. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to focus on the task of sending a man to the moon and returning him safely to Earth. Apollo 11 would see that goal achieved.
On the obverse of 1 oz Apollo 11 Eagle Landing Silver Rounds, youll find the image of the Eagle lunar lander as it approaches touch down on the surface of the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin were the two men from the three-man crew to man the lunar lander and set foot on the surface of the moon for the first time in human history. Command module pilot Michael Collins remained in orbit around the moon in the command module Columbia by himself.
The reverse of Apollo 11 Eagle Landing Silver Rounds features a design inspired by the mission patch of the astronauts. In honor of the lunar modules name, Eagle, the patch included the image of an American bald eagle landing on the surface of the moon with an olive branch in its talons.
If you have any questions about these silver rounds, just give Wallace Precious Metals customer service a call. Were available at 212-391-2211, as well as online through our live chat and email address options.