Meteorite - Moon - Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Edition
This coin is part of series Meteorites
After the big succes of the 2017 Moon edition the series continues with a special edition. 50 years ago Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to leave earths orbit. Just 99 pieces are released!
Apollo 8, the second manned spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The three-astronaut crew — Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders — became the first humans to: travel beyond low Earth orbit; see Earth as a whole planet; enter the gravity well of another celestial body (Earth's moon); orbit another celestial body (Earth's moon); directly see the far side of the Moon with their own eyes; witness an Earthrise; escape the gravity of another celestial body (Earth's moon); and re-enter the gravitational well of Earth. The 1968 mission, the third flight of the Saturn V rocket and that rocket's first crewed launch, was also the first human spaceflight launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, located adjacent to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Key Selling Points:
Heavy 3oz silver coin
Interesting special features
Most awesome meteorite coin ever
Low mintage; just 99 pcs
New unique coloring technique
Ultra high relief minted in lens form
|Year||2018||Weight||3 oz (93.3 grams)|
|Face Value||20 Dollars||Diameter||65 mm|
|Special Features||This coin simply has it all: ultra high relief detailed as never before, color glass inlay, coloring, antique finish, moon meteorite insert.|
|Scope of Delivery||Capsule, box and numbered certificate.|
This coin is part of the Meteorites series.
The following coins are already issued in this series: