Celestron Commemorative Apollo 11 Challenge Coin
On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon after Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar module landed safely in the Sea of Tranquility. This historic event sparked a new generation of amateur astronomers who greeted the Moon with fresh curiosity and a spirit of discovery. NASA’s Apollo missions served as a springboard for our continued exploration of the Solar System. This year, 2019, mankind celebrates the 50th anniversary of this unprecedented achievement, reigniting our collective curiosity about the Earth’s Moon.
Now, you can relive the excitement of the Moon landing or bring it to life for a new generation with this limited-edition Apollo 11 commemorative challenge coin. The coin has a 2” diameter and features an antique brushed gold finish. It’s perfect to carry with you or display in a case.
Front of Coin: This design pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with the United States flag planted on the lunar surface. The Apollo command module is shown in orbit around the border of the coin, along with the month and year of this historic mission.
Reverse: The back of the coin features a Celestron telescope in a beautiful dark sky environment, along with our logo and founding year, 1960.