Greece 6 Euro silver coin “50 years since the first man on the moon”

Conquering the moon was one of man’s oldest dreams, from Lucian to Jules Verne. On 20 July 1969, the United States space mission Apollo 11 is crowned with success, achieving the goal set by President Kennedy in 1961. The lunar module Eagle, with Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin aboard, lands on the moon, while Michael Collins remains in orbit on command module Columbia. Armstrong is the first to step out onto the lunar surface, taking “one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind”, as he famously uttered. The astronauts collected lunar material and planted the American flag and a plaque that read “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind”. The three astronauts returned to Earth on 24 July 1969.

The obverse of the coin is inspired by Lucian’s description of the view of the earth from the moon which is written on the reverse of the coin.

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The Hellenic Numismatic Programme 2019

 

The Ministry of Finance – General Accounting Office has announced that the Hellenic Numismatic Programme of 2019 is scheduled to include the issuance of the following products:

I. COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COINS

• €2 COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “ANDREAS KALVOS – 150 YEARS IN MEMORIAM” (maximum issue 748,500 pieces)

• €2 COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF MANOLIS ANDRONICOS” (maximum issue 748,500 pieces)

II.COLLECTOR COINS

• €200 GOLD COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK CULTURE – HISTORIANS – THUCYDIDES (maximum issue 750 pieces)

• €100 MINI GOLD PLUS COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK MYTHOLOGY – THE OLYMPIAN GODS – DEMETER” (maximum issue 1,200 pieces)

• €50 MINI GOLD COIN DEDICATED TO: “CULTURAL HERITAGE – THE HERAION OF SAMOS” (maximum issue 1,500 pieces)

• €10 SILVER COIN DEDICATED TO: “EUROPA STAR 2019 – RENNAISSANCE” (maximum issue 5,000 pieces)

• €10 SILVER COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK CULTURE – LYRIC POETS – ALCAEUS” (maximum issue 1,200 pieces)

• €10 SILVER COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK CULTURE – HISTORIANS – THUCYDIDES” (maximum issue 1,200 pieces)

• €6 MINI SILVER COIN DEDICATED TO: “50 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON” (maximum issue 1,200 pieces)

• BLISTER WITH A COLLECTOR, COLOURED €5 CIRCULATION QUALITY COIN DEDICATED TO: “ENVIRONMENT – ENDEMIC FLORA OF GREECE – TULIPA GOULIMYI” (maximum issue 5,000 pieces)

• BLISTER WITH A COLLECTOR €5 CIRCULATION QUALITY COIN DEDICATED TO: “CENTENARY OF THE CONSIGNMENT DEPOSITS AND LOANS FUND” (maximum issue 4,000 pieces)

III. SPECIAL EDITIONS

• BLISTER SET DEDICATED TO: “GREEK TOURISM – SAMOS” CONTAINING ALL EIGHT DENOMINATIONS OF 2019 GREEK EURO COINS (maximum issue 10,000 pieces)

• PROOF COIN SET CONTAINING ALL ΤΕΝ DENOMINATIONS OF 2019 GREEK EURO COINS IN A WOODEN BOX (maximum issue 1,500 pieces)