2019 marks the 50th anniversary since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped foot on the moon. This remarkable feat was a triumph not only for science and engineering, but also for Mankind as a whole.
Events as historically significant as this will be remembered for the entirety of humanity. To think that since that first landing 50 years ago, there have only been 5 manned trips to the moon. This further proves the difficulty that the Apollo 11 Mission faced and the height of this achievement.
People will commemorate and pay tribute to such events in many ways, including marking the event with a collectible item. From specially produced stamps featuring Neil Armstrong to Landing Craft figurines, there’s a wealth of merchandise on the market, so it’s not a surprise that there have been a number of coins released to mark the occasion.
But for me, one particular coin caught my eye. This coin features incredible detail, an outstanding minting technique and state-of-the-art hydrographic technology.
This is the amazing Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Pure Silver Spherical Coin and it embodies exquisite design, cutting edge technology and arguably mankind’s greatest achievement.
It has been struck from an ounce of pure silver and to a perfect spherical shape. The cratered surface reflects that of the moon and the details come to life through the high quality antique finish. I’ve personally never seen a coin struck to a spherical shape, and I don’t think that’s down to a lack of popularity in the design, rather the painstaking minting process which is necessary to executing this stunning finish.
A fantastic addition is the indent of Neil Armstrong’s boot, symbolising the first step man ever took on the Moon in 1969. This gives the coin a unique high relief aspect as the main feature is indented as opposed to being raised like your usual ‘high relief’ coin.
Another lovely aspect is the coat of arms of the issuing country. Not just the inclusion but the process which it went through to apply it, the highly innovative hydrographic technology known as ‘Water Transfer Printing’.
In summary, there have been some great release that do this monumental event justice but, for me, it’s the Moon Landing Spherical Coin which stands out.
Check out this video that really shows off this coin
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