Silver Five Ounces 2019 Moon Landing, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2019 Moon Landing, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2019 Moon Landing

The Australian five ounces silver piece (abbreviated as 5 oz and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion and commemorative coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This coin commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.

The Mint says about it:
This outstanding high relief coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of mankind's first successful moon walk. The successful landing of American spacecraft Apollo 11’s Lunar Module Eagle on the Moon was watched by more than half a billion people in 1969. The historic event was broadcast thanks in part to Australia’s CSIRO Parkes radio telescope and NASA’s Honeysuckle Creek tracking station near Canberra. Humanity collectively held its breath as astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon’s surface, proclaiming, “That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”.

The achievement of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, paved the way for continued development of advanced technology to explore Earth, the Moon, other planets and the distant reaches of space.

Struck upon an extra-deep blank to accommodate its exquisitely detailed high relief design, this remarkable 5oz coin captures 50 years of mankind’s fascination with the first moonwalk.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2019 Moon Landing - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2019 8 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "5 oz 9999 Ag" means "five troy ounces of 99.99% silver" - Ag is abbreviated from the Latin word for silver, Argentum.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 5oz 9999 Ag 2019 8 DOLLARS
Reverse
Australia / Silver Five Ounces 2019 Moon Landing - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse portrays a representation of the Lunar Module Eagle landing on the Moon behind a large footprint on the Moon’s surface.

Around above, the inscription MOON LANDING 1969-2019.

The Perth Mint’s P mint mark is above the horizon line on the right. The designer's initials, LB (for Lucas Bowers) are inside the footprint.

Reverse Inscription MOON LANDING 1969-2019
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: the coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged within an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Perth Mint SKU: 19E60EAA

See also

Coins marking the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing:
- Australia (Perth Mint), 1 oz Gold, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Royal Australian Mint), 1 oz Gold, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Perth Mint), 5 oz Silver, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Perth Mint), 1 oz Silver, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Royal Australian Mint), 1 oz Silver, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Royal Australian Mint), $1 Aluminium Bronze, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Royal Australian Mint), 5 Cents Copper-Nickel, Moon Landing, 2019
- Barbados, 0.5 g Gold, Moon Landing 2019
- Barbados, 1 oz Silver, Moon Landing 2019
- New Zealand, 1 oz Silver, Space Pioneers, 2019
- South Africa, 2 Rand (Crown) Silver, Polymer Putty, 2019
- South Africa, 2 1/2 Cents Silver, 2019
- Switzerland, 20 Francs Silver, Moon Landing, 2019

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Silver Five Ounces 2017 Australian Koala 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2018 Australian Kangaroo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Kookaburra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
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Silver Five Ounces 2020 Australian Wedge-tailed Eagle 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2021 Australian Koala 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 8 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2019 Moon Landing: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value8 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
Mintage Limit1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerLucas Bowers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.600 mm
Thickness11.000 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-WQXL-EXGL
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