In 2019, we mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant moments of human endeavour, and celebrate the Australian technology and ingenuity that allowed the world to share for the first time that a human walked on the Moon. For fifty years the televised moon walk of the Apollo 11 lunar mission has been remembered as an historic moment. Regarded as one of humanitys most significant achievements, the goal of Apollo 11 was to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to the Earth. The Lunar Module Eagle landed on the Moon, in the Sea of Tranquliity, on 21 July 1969 (AEST). A few hours later, Commander Neil Armstrong, followed by Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Buzz Aldrin, became the first humans to walk on the Moons surface.
Television of the moon walk was transmitted to 600 million viewers, and two radio antennas in Australia were an integral part of this historic event. Based in Honeysuckle Creek ACT and Parkes NSW, these dishes and their Australian operators were in position to receive and transmit the television images of the moon walk.One ounce of silver finished to the Mints high quality proof standard. The Domed coin design captures the excitement of the historic lunar landing. Features colour print and nickel plating. Reverse features an Apollo 11 astronaut and the lunar module, Eagle, at Tranquility Base, with the Earth visible in the sky. Obverse features the historic Parkes antenna pointed at the Moon, along with the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian. Don't forget to look at My Other Items. If all is well please leave feedback, so we are aware that you have received your goods. 7 days after we have despatched your order, if we have not been notified by you of any problem, or received feedback, we will send a feedback reminder. All goods are sent via Australia Post. We accept no responsibility for goods delayed due to the services of Australia Post. The item "Australia 2019 50th Moon Landing $5 Ni Plated Silver Proof Domed Coin" is in sale since Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Australian\Decimal". The seller is "max_stern" and is located in Melbourne.
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