Over the course of more than a week in 1969, NASA astronauts from the United States of America achieved something that humanity had never achieved before. The crew of Apollo 11 left Earths boundaries on July 16, 1969, and did not return until the command module splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24th. The 1 oz Apollo 11 Splash Down Silver Round is currently available to you for purchase online from JM as a proof-like specimen.
- Rounds arrive inside of protective air-tite capsules!
- 8th and final design of the Apollo 11 Series!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 rounds!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse captures the command module after splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
- Reverse includes a design based on the mission insignia of Apollo 11.
- Proof-like products.
- Individual serial number engraved on the edge of the round.
The Apollo 11 spacecraft consisted of three separate modules when launched from Merritt Island, Florida. The craft featured a command module to house the astronauts, a lunar lander for landing on the moons surface, and a service module that supported the command modules propulsion, electrical power, water, and oxygen.
Of these three modules, only the command module would return to the Earth with the astronauts following their mission to the moon. As the command module made its return toward Earth around July 24th, the tracking station on the American territory of Guam in the South Pacific momentarily lost connection with the crew. However, the command module eventually touched down in the Pacific Ocean and was retrieved the aircraft carrier USS Hornet.
On the obverse side of the 1 oz Apollo 11 Splash Down Silver Rounds is the image of the Columbia command module floating on the surface of the Pacific Ocean following splash down after reentry. Next to the command module in the water is a small raft with US Navy personnel from a specialized recovery team sent to retrieve the crew from the Columbia.
The reverse face of Apollo 11 Splash Down Silver Rounds features the image of an American bald eagle as it comes to rest on the surface of the moon. The bald eagle has its wings spread wide as it clutches an olive branch in its talons, a sign that mankind had come to the moon in peace.
These 1 oz Apollo 11 Splash Down Silver Rounds are available to you with protective air-tite capsules and feature individual serial numbers engraved onto the edges of the round. Each one has proof-like finishes that include frosted designs and mirrored background fields.
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