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1999 GOLD ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1oz FIRST MAN ON THE MOON NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO

1999 GOLD ISLE OF MAN 1 CROWN 1oz FIRST MAN ON THE MOON NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
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Country of Origin: Isle of Man

ISLE OF MAN BRITISH CROWN DEPENDENCY

REIGN OF ELIZABETH II (1952 TO PRESENT)

ISSUED TO COMMEMORATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON

ONE GOLD MANX CROWN CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO

 

OBV: PORTRAIT BUST OF ELIZABETH II RIGHT WEARING DIADEM.

REV: WITHIN CIRCLE DEPICTED ON LUNAR SURFACE, ASTRONAUT ARMSTRONG IN SPACESUIT FOREGROUND FACING AT RIGHT (SMALL NASA LOGO FAR RIGHT, ALDRIN IN SPACESUIT AT FAR LEFT CENTER FACING RIGHT NEXT TO PLANTED AMERICAN FLAG, LUNAR MADULE BACKGROUND TOP LEFT, ANNIVERSARY DATE INSCRIBED BETWEEN ASTRONAUTS' LOWER THIRD; DENOMINATION IN OUTER CIRCLE AT BOTTOM.

 

APOLLO XI WAS LAUNCHED JULY 16, 1969. AS MILLIONS WATCHED THE SPACEFLIGHT ON TELEVISION, A SATURN V ROCKET ASCENDED FROM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER IN FLORIDA AT 9:32 EST THAT MORNING. THE CRAFT ENTERED EARTH ORBIT 12 MINUTES LATER, AND AFTER 1 ½ ORBITS, ITS THIRD STAGE ENGINE PUSHED THE SPACECRAFT INTO TRAJECTORY TOWARD THE MOON.

THIRTY MINUTES AFTER THAT, THE COMMAND/SERVICE MODULE SEPARATED FROM THE REMAINING SATURN V STAGE SECTION AND DOCKED WITH THE LUNAR MODULE, THEN THE COMBINED LUNAR CRAFT HEADED TOWARD ITS DESTINATION.

IT ENTERED LUNAR ORBIT JULY 19th. ON JULY 20th, EAGLE, THE LUNAR MODULE, SEPARATED FROM COLUMBIA, THE COMMAND MODULE. WITH 25 MINUTES OF FUEL LEFT. EAGLE LANDED IN A 980’ DIAMETER CRATER IN THE AREA KNOWN AS THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY, AT 8:18 PM (COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME), JULY 20th, 1969.

ON JULY 21, AT 2:39 PM UTC, MISSION COMMANDER NEIL A. ARMSTRONG SQUEEZED THROUGH THE HATCH WITH SOME DIFFICULTY CARRYING HIS PORTABLE LIFE SUPPORT UNIT, AND STARTED TO MAKE HIS DESCENT DOWN THE LADDER OF THE MODULE TO THE LUNAR SURFACE. AT 2:56 PM UTC, HE PLACED HIS LEFT FOOT ON THE SURFACE, THE FIRST HUMAN BEING TO STAND ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON. SIX AND A HALF HOURS AFTER LANDING, AND AFTER DESCRIBING THE SURFACE AS “VERY FINE-GRAINED” AND “ALMOST LIKE POWDER”, ARMSTRONG UTTERED HIS IMMORTAL WORDS, “THAT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR [A] MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.”

ABOUT 19 MINUTES LATER, LUNAR MODULE PILOT EUGENE E. “BUZZ” ALDRIN JR., JOINED ARMSTRONG ON THE SURFACE. AFTER PERFORMING SOME EXPERIMENTS, COLLECTING SAMPLES, PLANTING A SPECIAL UNITED STATES FLAG, PERFORMING OTHER SURFACE ACTIVITIES, AND TAKING A PHONE CALL FROM PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON, BOTH MEN RETURNED TO THE MODULE. AFTER OVER 21 ½ HOURS ON THE LUNAR SURFACE, AT 17:54 UTC, THE MODULE ASCENDED INTO LUNAR ORBIT TO REJOIN WITH COLUMBIA, PILOTED BY MICHAEL COLLINS.

ON JULY 21, AT 12:51 PM (HAST), THE COMMAND MODULE CAPSULE, BEARING THE THREE COURAGEOUS AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS, SPLASHED DOWN IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, ENDING THE MONUMENTAL JOURNEY THAT IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY.

CONTAINS 31.1035 GRAMS OF 999 PURE GOLD

1 OZ AGW

32 MM IN DIAMETER

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