Here's a story from an Australian publication about the Royal Australian Mint's Lunar Landing commemorative coins. -Editor
Australia Lunar Landing $100 Coin
The Royal Australian Mint has released four new coins to commemorate the lunar landings 50 years ago. The collection is a collaborative project
between the Royal Australian Mint and the United States Mint.
The coins celebrate Australia's place in history by providing the Parkes Observatory to capture the infamous footage of the Apollo 11 landing
on July 20, 1969.
More than 500 million people around the world watched "one small step for man", with images beamed through the satellite in NSW's
Australia Lunar Landing $5 Coin
"This jointly–issued coin set magnificently symbolises our long-standing alliance and friendship with Australia," said United States Mint Director
"Many Americans will remember listening for the critical reports from the tracking stations in Australia at Carnarvon, Honeysuckle Creek,
Tidbinbilla and Parkes, as the Apollo 11 spacecraft travelled to, orbited and landed on the Moon."
The Australian collection has two coins, a gold $100 coin and a nickel plated silver proof $5 coin, and are collectors pieces only.
The gold coin features an iconic image of Neil Armstrong standing on the Moon. The Earth, with Australia visible in the background, sits in the
The $5 coin features the same image, but the Earth is in colour.
Both coins are domed-shaped to represent the satellite.
The U.S. coin can be bought in Australia as part of a set with a silver version of the $5 coin, and will set you back $195.
To read the complete article, see:
Buzz Around New
Coins To Mark 50 Years Since Lunar Landing
Wayne Homren, Editor
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