Moon - 40th & 50th Anniversaries

Cook Islands 2009 - 5$ - Moon - 40th & 50th Anniversaries - 25g LIMITED Antique Finish Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 1.969 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This antique finish silver coin is dedicated to the observation of our Moon.
€999.00

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Land Cook Islands
Jahr 2009
Währung Dollar
Nominalwert Zahl 5
Metall Silber
Feinheitsgrad 925/1000
Gewicht 25g
Durchmesser 38,61 mm
Mintage 1969
Qualität Antique-Finish
Echtheitszertifikat ja
Präsentationsbox ja
Price €999.00
Coin Story

By launching the space probe Luna 3 on October 4, 1959 the Soviet Union initiated a new step for the footrace to the moon. With a small camera the space probe succeeded to take first photos of the earths averted side of the moon which no human being has ever seen before - „dark side of the moon“. The pictures were of poor quality; however the highlands and lowlands were clearly recognisable. The big dark „Mare Moscoviense“ is, among others, also visible. However 10 years later the Americans succeeded to win the footrace. On July 21, 1969 at 3.56 o’clock CET, Neil Armstrong left the lunar module Apollo 11 and set foot on our next orb with the words „That‘s one small step for man, … one… giant leap for mankind!“ In memory of this double anniversary the new silver coin shows both sides of the moon in incredible detail. Besides, on the reverse of this coin a real moonstone is inlaid; a piece of the Lunar meteorite NWA 4881. A Lunar meteorite is a meteorite that is known to have originated on the Moon. Lunar origin is established by comparing the mineralogy, the chemical composition, and the isotopic composition between meteorites and samples from the Moon collected by the Apollo missions.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts our Moon. The antique finish is the perfect measure to capture the Moon. The Image of the moon is very detailed and finely engraved into the silver coin. There is also an original piece of Moon Stone embedded in the coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the other side of the moon, also in great detail. You will also find the words "The Dark Side Of The Moon" on this side of the coin.

Packaging

The Moon - 40th & 50th Anniversaries coin comes in a specially designed case with the Certificate of Authenticity.

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