In the 60s, national pride was focused almost entirely on Kennedy’s vow to put a man on the moon. There had been many failed attempts to make this a reality and the lives of some NASA astronauts had been lost along the way. Russian successes ahead of US efforts had made the process of landing on the moon more about national pride than about scientific achievement.
The moon landing in July of 1969 was watched by people all over the world. Americans cheered and celebrated this feat that had never been done before with a combination of national pride and wonder about the future. Would people live on the moon someday? Neil Armstrong’s iconic walk on the surface of the moon was a turning point in the use of science to conquer space and many advances to technology and scientific discovery today stem from his first few steps on the powdery surface of the moon.
While many generations of people living in the US will not truly understand what the feeling of watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon meant to the generation who saw it happen in real-time, the moon landing is still very relevant. New excitement about space has been created by the efforts of SpaceX and other inventors and researchers eager to explore space but this first moment of human achievement is unique and special. There will never be another first moon landing and this lovely piece commemorates this moment with beautiful clarity.
This piece is crafted with 2 oz of 999 pure Silver and shaped with fine precision to deliver its engraved details in a super-high relief, before being topped off with antiqued silver finishing and with color. This is a limited edition of 500 pieces only. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.
Mintage: 500 pcs
Material: 999 Ag
Weight: 2 oz Ag
Finish: Antiqued High Relief
Size: 34 x 60mm
Country: Republique du Tchad
Year of Issue: 2022
Face Value: 10000 Francs CFA