After nearly a full day on the surface of the moon, the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission reconnected in the command module as Armstrong and Aldrin returned from the moons surface. The two men rejoined Michael Collins by using the Eagle lunar landers rockets to boost off the moon and return to orbit. The moment the astronauts began their trek home from the moon is captured on a new Apollo 11 Series silver round. Right now, 1 oz Apollo 11 Earthbound Silver Rounds are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective air-tite capsule!
- 7th silver round in the Apollo 11 Series!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 rounds!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse depicts the Apollo 11 command module slinging around the moon to return home.
- The reverse features the Apollo 11 mission patch with an eagle landing on the moon.
- Proof-like rounds.
- Edge-lettered serial numbers.
Each 1 oz Apollo 11 Earthbound Silver Round from the North American Mint is a beautiful proof-like round. The products have contrasting frosted designs and mirrored background fields. The rounds are housed inside of protective air-tite capsules from the NA Mint to secure the round and each one has its own serial number engraved onto the edge of the round.
Apollo 11s mission was to land mankind on the surface of a different celestial body for the first time in human history. The two men tasked with this landing were Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, along with Command Module Michael Collins. After several days in space and 21.5 hours on the moon, the crew of Apollo 11 began their return trek to Earth.
On the obverse of 1 oz Apollo 11 Earthbound Silver Rounds is the image of the command module as it slings around the moon to return to Earth. The crew jettisoned the Eagle landing module in space and used only the command module to take advantage of the moons gravitational pull to whip around and power themselves back toward Earth.
The reverse side of Apollo 11 Earthbound Silver Rounds features a design inspired by the mission patch worn by all three astronauts in the Apollo 11 crew. The name of the lunar lander, Eagle, inspired the use of an American bald eagle in the patchs design. The eagle clutches an olive branch in its talons as it lands on the surface of the moon with Earth visible in distant space in the background.