The Swiss Mint has issued this stunning proof coin as a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing and Switzerland's contribution to the mission. Apollo 11 carried to the moon a Solar Sail developed physicists at the University of Bern, which was a 140 x 30 cm piece of aluminum foil coated to collect solar wind particles. Mintage of the 33 mm diameter 2019 Solar Sail Proof coin struck from .835 fine silver is limited to 5,000 coins.
Beautifully Detailed Lunar Scene by Swiss Mint Engraver Remo Mascherini
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is featured on the reverse in the act of planting the solar sail in the moon's cratered surface. A stylized "50" hovers above, with a portion of the Lunar Lander "Eagle" in the background. Inscribed "1969" and "2019."
The Swiss cross emblem is located on the obverse above the coin's denomination of "20 FR," framed by the inscription "CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA" and "2019" in a staggered circular pattern.
Exceptional GEM Proof in Original Mint Packaging
The 2019 Switzerland 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Solar Sail Silver Proof Coin is presented as originally packaged by the Swiss Mint. The encapsulated coin is ungraded, housed in a display case and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
This 2019 Solar Sail Silver Proof coin honoring the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 is sure to be a treasured addition to your collection!
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