101809 | UNITED STATES & GERMANY. Neil Armstrong silver Medal.

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    101809  |  UNITED STATES & GERMANY. Neil Armstrong silver Medal. Issued 1969. Commemorating Apollo 11 and the first man on the moon (34mm, 14.94 g, 12h). Münz-Prägstatt (München).

     

    • NEIL A. ARMSTRONG • THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON / 21.7.1969–3:56:20, bust facing slightly left in astronauts' suit; crescent moon to right / • THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND, Armstrong descending from the Eagle onto the moon's surface; view of the Earth on the horizon. Edge: Plain.

     

    Hans Kaiser 2026. Choice Gem Mint State. Tremendously prooflike and dazzling, with a light frosting to the devices and some subtle burgundy-lilac toning.

     

    Captivating the entire world, the Apollo 11 spaceflight achieved the monumental and historic event of landing man on the surface of the Moon for the first time. Armstrong and Aldrin spent a little over two hours on the Moon, conducting experiments and gathering environmental samples, before returning to the Eagle Lunar Module which ultimately rejoined the Columbia Command Module, the latter having been piloted solely by Collins during the Eagle's landing and subsequent events. This achievement closed out the decade of the '60's which began with a challenge by President Kennedy in 1961, namely that "...before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."