2019 Australian Bullion Coins Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

by CoinNews.net on March 15, 2019 · 5 comments

The Perth Mint of Australia announced March 13 the launch of gold and silver bullion coins celebrating the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first landing on the Moon.

2019 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 1oz Gold Bullion Coin

2019 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 1oz Gold Bullion Coin

Struck in 1oz of 99.99% fine gold and silver, the pair of coins share designs that are emblematic of the historic event.

Australia played a key role in bringing the Apollo 11 lunar landing to homes around the world. CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales was one of three observatories chosen to receive TV signals from more than 350,000 kilometers away.

Shortly into its broadcast, NASA settled exclusively on the signal from Parkes for more than two hours of live television, enabling 600 million people globally to witness the Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the Moon.

Designed by Lucas Bowers, coin reverses (tails side) offer a depiction of the Lunar Module Eagle landing on the Moon behind a large footprint on the Moon’s surface. Inscriptions above the scene include "MOON LANDING 1969-2019" and The Perth Mint’s "P" mintmark.

2019 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

2019 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 1oz Silver Bullion Coin

Obverses (heads side) show Jody Clark’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with surrounding inscriptions of ‘ELIZABETH II," "AUSTRALIA," the year "2019" and the coin’s weight, fineness and denomination.

Moon Landing Bullion Coin Specifications

  Gold Coin Silver Coin
Denomination: $100 $1
Composition: .9999 fine gold .9999 fine silver
Weight: 31.107 g 31.107 g
Diameter: 32.600 mm 40.600 mm
Thickness: 2.800 mm 3.210 mm
Mintage: 15,000 50,000

 

Each bullion coin is presented in a protective acrylic capsule.

Australian buyers can order the bullion coins from www.perthmintbullion.com. Buyers outside of Australia are directed to check for the coins’ availability from worldwide bullion dealers.

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Worst design than U.S.

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Joe it is worse…….fuguly I could do better & I have a 12th grade Design degree…..

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Hurry Hurry, New “cockroach” coins are going fast!! Buy them now before the god of coin collecting Mike Mezack gets them all !!!

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I think it looks fine on the obv but I agree the reverse is garbage.

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I don’t know, the Queen looks pretty pissed off on this one. She looks like she is having a nightmare !!!