Up for sale is the very limited 2019 Ascension Island Ultra High Relief and Domed 2 oz Silver Coin with special gold plated footprint minted to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the landing of the first man on the moon! It features the officially approved NASA logo in the background!With its direct link to the Apollo 11 Mission, it is particularly apt that this coin is being released on behalf of the Government of Ascension Island. Devils Ashpit on the eastern side of Ascension Island made a perfect site to build a NASA tracking station.
With volcanic peaks surrounding the site it provided a natural shield against radar and other interference from elsewhere on the island. Originally constructed in 1965 to support the earlier Surveyor missions, it also supported the later deep space and Apollo manned missions and tracked Apollo 11 on its flight from the Earth to the Moon. Issue was limited to a mintage of only 99 pieces!
Coin comes in a box with Certificate of Authenticity. If you have any questions or need more pictures, feel free to ask!
The item "2019 NASA Man on Moon High Relief Domed 2 oz Silver Coin Apollo 11 Gold plated" is in sale since Monday, June 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Commemorative". The seller is "modernmedallics" and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.