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MOON LANDING 50TH ANNIVERSARY: An overview of gold and silver coin issues

Welcome to our round-up of the precious metal coins issued to commemorate the epic Apollo 11 mission to land a man on the Moon. There are fewer ways to commemorate an event for posterity than a coin, and none more likely to survive the test of time than one struck in gold or silver. Most of the world’s big mints and coin producers have invested much expertise in marking the occasion, many with huge success.

This is an eclectic mix. There are coins cleanly struck to a proof standard in bare metal, bullion coins, coloured coins, and those plated with other metals. At the more esoteric end are those that have another material embedded within them. A particular favourite is an actual piece of moon derived meteorite, and even a piece of the Kapton material used on the lander. Glow in the dark, mother of pearl, even diamonds, have all been employed by various mints to spice up their designs. Sadly, a few haven’t bothered, a notable exception being the British Royal Mint – a very poor showing.

There’s something for most budgets, from under $25 USD to many thousands, with mintages running from just 25 pieces in one case, to 50,000 in another. You’ll find the two things inversely connected, of course. Many of the coins have been covered in greater depth in our news section over the last few months, so feel free to check those out as, for the obvious reasons of size, we’ve kept this guide down to the basics.

Check out the WHERE TO BUY link at the bottom which will list out all of our sponsors which sell each mints products. We have other Thematic guides, and obviously plenty of Coin Series Profiles for you to check out as well. Enjoy and let us know if we missed any. The guide will be updated when new issues appear.

06-08-2019 Niue issue from the Czech Mint added

AMERICAS

BARBADOS

ALLCOLLECT
DENOMINATION $50 Barbados
COMPOSITION 1969.00g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 169.0 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 69
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

BARBADOS

ALLCOLLECT
DENOMINATION $25 Barbados
COMPOSITION 1000.00g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 100.0 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 169
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

BARBADOS

MDM WHOLESALE
DENOMINATION $20 Barbados
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 33.0 mm diameter
FINISH Antiqued
FEATURES Spherical
MINTAGE 1,969
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

BARBADOS

MDM WHOLESALE
DENOMINATION $5 Barbados
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.61 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 1,969
PACKAGING Blisterpack

BARBADOS

MDM WHOLESALE
DENOMINATION $10 Barbados
COMPOSITION 0.5g of 0.9999 gold
DIMENSIONS 11.0 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 5,000
PACKAGING Blisterpack

CANADA

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $20 Canadian
COMPOSITION 30.75g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 36.07 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Domed
MINTAGE 5,500
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

CANADA

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $100 Canadian
COMPOSITION 15.58g of 0.9999 gold
DIMENSIONS 25.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Domed
MINTAGE 700
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

UNITED STATES

UNITED STATES MINT
DENOMINATION $1 United States
COMPOSITION 26.73g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.10 mm diameter
FINISH Proof or BU
FEATURES Domed
MINTAGE 400,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

UNITED STATES

UNITED STATES MINT
DENOMINATION $1 United States
COMPOSITION 155.517g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 76.20 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Domed
MINTAGE 100,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

UNITED STATES

UNITED STATES MINT
DENOMINATION $5 United States
COMPOSITION 8.359g of 0.900 gold
DIMENSIONS 30.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof or BU
FEATURES Domed
MINTAGE 50,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

AFRICA

CAMEROON

MONEDA NUEVA
DENOMINATION 3,000 Francs (Cameroon)
COMPOSITION 93.3g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 55.00 mm diameter
FINISH Antiqued
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 500
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

REPUBLIC OF CONGO

TO BE CONFIRMED
DENOMINATION 20 Francs CFA (Congo)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 40.00 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES Domed, Flag pin
MINTAGE 1,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

REPUBLIC OF CONGO

TO BE CONFIRMED
DENOMINATION 100 Francs CFA (Congo)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 gold
DIMENSIONS 40.00 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES Domed, Flag pin
MINTAGE 100
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

SOUTH AFRICA

TO BE CONFIRMED
DENOMINATION 2 Rand (South Africa)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.73 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Coin inset in coin
MINTAGE 1,000 (2,000 max)
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

SOUTH AFRICA

TO BE CONFIRMED
DENOMINATION 2.5 C (South Africa)
COMPOSITION 1.25g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 16.3 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES In set with model
MINTAGE 700 sets
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A. 2 coins

EUROPE

AUSTRIA

DARKLIGHT
AUSTRIAN MINT
DENOMINATION €20 EURO
COMPOSITION 22.42g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 34.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 30,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

BELGIUM

ROYAL DUTCH MINT
DENOMINATION €5 EURO
COMPOSITION 14.6g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 30.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 5,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

FRANCE

MONNAIE DE PARIS
DENOMINATION €10 EURO
COMPOSITION 17.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 37.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Blue resin window
MINTAGE 5,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

FRANCE

MONNAIE DE PARIS
DENOMINATION €50 EURO
COMPOSITION 163.8g of 0.950 silver
DIMENSIONS 50.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Blue resin infill
MINTAGE 250
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

FRANCE

MONNAIE DE PARIS
DENOMINATION €50 EURO
COMPOSITION 7.78g of 0.999 gold
DIMENSIONS 22.0 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 500
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

FRANCE

MONNAIE DE PARIS
DENOMINATION €200 EURO
COMPOSITION 31.104g of 0.999 gold
DIMENSIONS 37.0 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Blue Resin infill
MINTAGE 250
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

GREECE

GREEK MINT
DENOMINATION €6 EURO
COMPOSITION 10.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 28.50 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 1,200
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

ITALY

I.P.Z.S.
DENOMINATION €5 EURO
COMPOSITION 18.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 32.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 6,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

SAN MARINO

I.P.Z.S.
DENOMINATION €5 EURO
COMPOSITION 18.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 32.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 3,500
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

SPAIN

REAL CASA DE LA MONEDA
DENOMINATION €10 EURO
COMPOSITION 27.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 40.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 10,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

SWITZERLAND

SWISS MINT
DENOMINATION 20 Francs CHF
COMPOSITION 20.0g of 0.835 silver
DIMENSIONS 33.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof or BU
FEATURES Domed
MINTAGE 5,000 (pp), 20,000 (bu)
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A. (pp)

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $1 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 40.00 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES
MINTAGE 25,000
PACKAGING Capsule

AUSTRALIA

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $100 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 gold
DIMENSIONS 38.74 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES
MINTAGE 250
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

AUSTRALIA

PERTH MINT
DENOMINATION $1 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 40.60 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES
MINTAGE 50,000
PACKAGING Capsule

AUSTRALIA

PERTH MINT
DENOMINATION $100 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.9999 gold
DIMENSIONS 32.60 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES
MINTAGE 15,000
PACKAGING Capsule

AUSTRALIA

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $5 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 39.62 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour, domed
MINTAGE 10,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

AUSTRALIA

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $5 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 39.62 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour, Ni-plated, domed
MINTAGE 10,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

AUSTRALIA

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $100 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.9999 gold
DIMENSIONS 38.51 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Domed
MINTAGE 750
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

COOK ISLANDS

NUMISCOLLECT
DENOMINATION $5 CID (Cook Islands)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.61 mm diameter
FINISH Antiqued
FEATURES Moon meteorite
MINTAGE 499
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

COOK ISLANDS

POWERCOIN
DENOMINATION $20 CID (Cook Islands)
COMPOSITION 93.3g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 55.00 mm diameter
FINISH Black proof
FEATURES Colour, Kapton insert
MINTAGE 205
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

COOK ISLANDS

NUMISCOLLECT
DENOMINATION $20 CID (Cook Islands)
COMPOSITION 93.3g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 65.00 mm diameter
FINISH Antiqued
FEATURES Colour window, meteorite
MINTAGE 99 (in 2 coin set)
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND POST
DENOMINATION $1 NZD (New Zealand)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 40.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 1,500
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

NIUE ISLAND

COIN JEWELS
DENOMINATION $2 NZD (Niue)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 39.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour, meteorite insert
MINTAGE 5,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

NIUE ISLAND

COIN JEWELS
DENOMINATION $1 Native American (?)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 39.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour, 1kt diamonds
MINTAGE 5,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

NIUE ISLAND

CZECH MINT
DENOMINATION $2 NZD (Niue)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 37.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES None
MINTAGE 800
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

SOLOMON ISLANDS

MDM WHOLESALE
DENOMINATION $5 Solomon Islands
COMPOSITION 50.0g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 80.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Domed, colour
MINTAGE 1,969
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

SOLOMON ISLANDS

MDM WHOLESALE
DENOMINATION $25 Solomon Islands
COMPOSITION 155.5g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 65.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Mother of pearl
MINTAGE 750
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

SOLOMON ISLANDS

MDM WHOLESALE
DENOMINATION $200 Solomon Islands
COMPOSITION 155.5g of 0.999 gold
DIMENSIONS 65.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Mother of pearl
MINTAGE 25
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

OTHER

ASCENSION ISLAND

BRITISH POBJOY MINT
DENOMINATION One Crown (Ascension Island)
COMPOSITION 62.21g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.60 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Domed, high-relief
MINTAGE 650
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

ASCENSION ISLAND

BRITISH POBJOY MINT
DENOMINATION One Crown (Ascension Island)
COMPOSITION 28.28g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.61 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES None
MINTAGE 5,000
PACKAGING Blisterpack