1969 was the year. QEII took her place on the seas, Concorde was introduced to the skies and man made it to the Moon!
As we mark the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking Apollo 11 Moon landings, the collector market is flooded with commemoratives, each paying tribute to mankind’s greatest mission and the endless possibilities of science and innovation.
This got me thinking about what would make the ultimate Moon landing commemorative? It would need to be innovative, for sure, but more than that, it would need to be ahead of its time, unique and striking; a space age coin.
With that in mind, I got to work curating the definitive Moon landing collectable and I’ve never seen anything like it!
So let’s go back to where it all began…
A striking revolution!
As one of the strongest but lightest metals in existence, with an ability to resist corrosion and high temperatures, Titanium is the perfect metal for a space craft capsule!
We knew straight away that we wanted to give collectors a chance to own a piece of mighty Titanium, just like the piece that went to the moon in 1969, in the form of a commemorative coin… or three.
Fascinatingly, the surface of the Moon is rich in precious Titanium with some lunar rocks storing 10 times more Titanium than rocks here on Earth!
Unsurprisingly, Titanium is incredibly difficult to strike. In fact, only a handful of specialist mints around the world are even capable of striking them, making Titanium coins exceptionally rare. – Perfect!
With minting techniques and innovation technology literally changing the face of coins, collector demand for most advanced and unusual coins is soaring! So, in collaboration with the experts at Geiger mint, we’ve achieved just that…
An iconic design!
We’ve all seen the footage and photography of man’s first moments on the moon but I can guarantee you have never seen them like this before…
Each coin has been exclusively designed with an original artist interpretation of three pivotal moments including Neil Armstrong’s first small step, the lunar craft and the iconic US flag on the surface of the Moon!
Inspired by authentic photographs of the landings, each design has been meticulously considered by artist Chris Coady and struck with care and precision in a completely original take on the lunar landings.
A colour innovation!
We now had inspired engravings on state-of-the-art Titanium coins but something was missing… colour.
The brilliant, vibrant colour of the coins makes them all the most sought-after. Here’s why…
- Unlike other coins, these haven’t been dyed or artificially coloured, instead they have undergone a challenging and pioneering process of anodisation which changes the colour of the metal itself!
- Anodisation involves changing the crystal structure of the metal near the surface and is incredibly difficult to perfect. This means anodised coins are exceptionally rare.
- Coloured coins are incredibly popular with collectors as they are far more eye-catching than conventional coins and really make collections stand out from the crowd!
These coins are truly one of a kind and the perfect way to commemorate the Apollo 11 Moon landing with remarkable collectability!
A premium finish!
The Official British Isles Coins have been issued by Guernsey and struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated finish. Each coin has been paired with exclusive artwork by artist Diane Fawcett and encapsulated to preserve its condition for years of scientific advancements to come!
You can own a strictly limited presentation of all three, housed within a deluxe black presentation case with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity and limited to just 1,969 worldwide. Or, if you’d prefer, you can own your favourite individually!