Coin, Commemorative, Apollo 11, Republic of Guinea

Coin, Commemorative, Apollo 11, Republic of Guinea

     

This Apollo 11 commemorative coin was issued by the Republic of Guinea. Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, and returned to Earth eights days later. It was the fifth human spaceflight in the program and the first to land humans on the Moon. Over 500 million people around the world watched Neil Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice as he took his historic first step on the Moon on July 20. Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. were the other two astronauts.

Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this medal to the National Collection in 1972.

Gift of Thomas Becker

Country of Origin
Guinea

Manufacturer
Republic of Guinea

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Sterling Silver
Dimensions
3-D (Coin): 3.5 × 0.3cm (1 3/8 × 1/8 in.)
Storage: 7.6 × 7.6 × 2.5cm (3 × 3 × 1 in.)

This Apollo 11 commemorative coin was issued by the Republic of Guinea. Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, and returned to Earth eights days later. It was the fifth human spaceflight in the program and the first to land humans on the Moon. Over 500 million people around the world watched Neil Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice as he took his historic first step on the Moon on July 20. Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. were the other two astronauts.

Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this medal to the National Collection in 1972.

Gift of Thomas Becker

Country of Origin
Guinea

Manufacturer
Republic of Guinea

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Sterling Silver
Dimensions
3-D (Coin): 3.5 × 0.3cm (1 3/8 × 1/8 in.)
Storage: 7.6 × 7.6 × 2.5cm (3 × 3 × 1 in.)

ID: A19731536000