“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong famously announced these words as he took the historic first step onto the moon’s surface, the first human in history ever to do so. With these words, part one of President Kennedy’s ambitious goal of putting a man on the moon was achieved. Four days later, Kennedy’s goal would be complete, as the Apollo 11 astronauts safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and were picked up by the USS Hornet. Coming at a time when the Cold War was at its peak, the Apollo 11 moon landing mission gave the United States a very powerful win, showing Russia and the world our strength, determination, ambition and technological prowess. Now, to honor the 50th Anniversary of this remarkable achievement the Solomon Islands has released this stunning silver clad half dollar coin. Each genuine non-circulating legal tender proof coin features an astronaut standing on the surface of the moon with the Earth, landing module and fiftieth anniversary privy mark on the obverse. Then, brilliant full color is added to further enhance its collectability. On the reverse the date and denomination surround Queen Elizabeth, who has appeared on more coins than anyone else in the history of the world. With a worldwide mintage of just 19,069 pieces, we urge you to order now to ensure your ability to add this historic coin to your collection!
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