Cook Islands – 2019 – 5 Dollars – Moon Footprint Apollo 11 ann. with meteorite
Including real moon meteorite!
|Issuing Country||Cook Islands|
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Face Value||5 Dollars|
|Scope of Delivery||Box
|Special features||Meteorite insert, Smartminting|
In 2019 the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon. This unique issue features the first footprint and includes a real moon meteorite insert. With just 499 pieces a rarity and an amazing addition to any coin collection.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon’s surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.