Switerzland's role in the moon landing celebrated on silver 20-franc coin


22 May 2019
The fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing and Switzerland's status as the only non-US experiment on board Apollo 11 are celebrated on a new coin from SwissMint.

As the only non-American experiment permitted on board Apollo 11, the University of Bern was able to send its solar sail, the so-called 'Solar Wind Composition Experiment, to the moon. The sail was deemed a success and flew with further Apollo missions.

The coin, designed by Remo Mascherini, an engraver at SwissMint, is available in uncirculated and proof versions and features a reverse design of the wind sail on the surface of the moon. It has the number 50 and the words 'ans, anne, jahre' (year).

To order the coins, visit SwissMint's website. Image copyright SwissMint.

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