2019 PNC - The Perth Mint - Moon Landing with One dollar coin and Sound chip
- Sound Chip with commentary from Armstrong
- Mintage 7,000
- Perth Mint Issue
- Protective Cover
The Perth Mint and Australia Post released this stamp and coin cover celebrating the 50th Anniversary of mankind's first landing on the moon.
The successful landing of American spacecraft Apollo 11's Lunar Module Eagle on the Moon in 1969 was a tremendous achievement for mankind. Broadcast thanks in part to Australia's CSIRO Parkes radio telescope and NASA's Honeysuckle Creek tracking station near Canberra, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were watched by more than half a billion people as they took their first steps on the Moon's surface.
Issued as Tuvalu Legal tender, the uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the coin's reverse and obverse designs.
This cover includes a sound chip that plays commentary by Armstrong, including the iconic statement "That's one small step for man: one giant leap for mankind".
The coin's design features the NASA launch rocket Saturn V in front of a representation of the Moon and the Earth. Also included in the design is the inscription "MOON LANDING 1969-2019" and the Perth Mint's 'P' Mintmark.
The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2019 year-date and the monetary denomination are featured on the coin's obverse.
Affixed to the envelope are two official Australia Post $1 stamps. The stamps are postmarked for the First Day of Issue and the envelope includes Australia Post's Seal of Authenticity.
This Limited Edition Coin and Stamp Cover is postmarked first day of issue 16 July 2019, Parkes NSW 2870.