This coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission that was the first manned space mission to leave the earth's orbit. The coin features a window that depicts the Apollo spacecraft approaching the moon. Limited mintage to only 99 coins worldwide!This coin comes with the original box and numbered certificate of authenticity. Apollo 8, the second manned spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earths Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The three-astronaut crew Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to: travel beyond low Earth orbit; see Earth as a whole planet; enter the gravity well of another celestial body (Earths moon); orbit another celestial body (Earths moon); directly see the far side of the Moon with their own eyes; witness an Earthrise; escape the gravity of another celestial body (Earths moon); and re-enter the gravitational well of Earth. Please be sure your address is correct before paying for the invoice. As a result, we will often use a stock photo to represent the item.
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The item "2018 $20 Cook Islands Apollo 8 50th Ann. 3oz Silver Antiqued Coin PCGS MS70 FD" is in sale since Monday, August 5, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "texasgse" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.