50th Anniversary Apollo XIII Mission Golden Proof Coin

A unique 24-carat gold-layered proof coin with a FREE deluxe case. Features the words: 'Ex Luna, scientia' (From the Moon, knowledge), and the portrait of the Greek god Apollo. Moon is rendered in rhodium-platinum. Limited to 599 editions

  • Exclusively available from The Bradford Exchange – you won't find this edition anywhere else!

  • Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo XIII Mission

  • Worldwide mintage limited of just 599

  • Fully-layered in 24-carat gold and intended as a collectors’ item, the design of the coin captures that moment in history where mankind faced a new challenge in the depths of space

  • Design with long lasting collector appeal – Features the words: 'Ex Luna, scientia; (From the Moon, knowledge) and the portrait of the Greek god Apollo, as the sun, thundering across the heavens. The moons showcased on the coin is rendered in precious rhodium-platinum as a shining contrast to the richness of the 24-carat gold

Measures 65 mm in diameter
£179.95

S&S: £9.99

Available in 5 instalments of £35.99 Comes with our famous 14-day guarantee
Product Number:
403-CO141.01

A unique 50th anniversary Apollo XIII Mission 65mm oversized gold-layered commemorative, exclusive to The Bradford Exchange – John F. Kennedy’s dream of placing a man on the moon and retuning him safely was one of the greatest achievement of the human race. As we celebrated Apollo 11’s fulfilment of his dream, we lost sight of the potential dangers of space exploration. The most inhospitable environment known to mankind, the lure of space remains a tantalisingly potent one, along all the dangers of space flight. The crew of Apollo 13 discovered all too soon that being stranded in the depths of space, hundreds of thousands of miles away from help meant that they could only rely on their wits, their determination and each other for survival. Here on Earth, billions of people sat entranced through the television coverage. What began as a routine space mission, ended as a riveting drama that, fortunately, had a happy ending. As James Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise emerged from their capsule, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. But never again would we take a manned space mission for granted. The 50th Anniversary Apollo XIII Mission Golden Proof Coin is a celebration of their survival and the importance of their mission. In the gleam of layered pure 24-carat gold, the coin reveals the mission motto: 'Ex Luna, scientia' (From the Moon, knowledge). This edition is one of a kind and is exclusive to The Bradford Exchange.

The portrait of the Greek god Apollo, as the sun, thundering across the heavens, was chosen by the crew of Apollo 13 as a fitting symbol of their mission. In hindsight, it can also been seen as the vaulting triumph of their survival. Rich in the fine detail that is the hallmark of the artisans of The Commonwealth Mint, the design has an uplifting quality so revealing of the courage of those early NASA astronauts. The moon is rendered in precious rhodium-platinum as a shining contrast to the richness of the 24-carat gold. The mission motto and the mission insignia are given a context with the inclusion of the date and mission name. A forever reminder of those four days in 1970 when the world stood still wondering whether each new minute would bring hope or utter despair. 50 years on, that mission loses none of the power to move us. Now it is so poignantly realised in an heirloom Proof coin of irreproachable quality and artistry.

Impressive is the only way to describe this coin. At 65mm in diameter and weighing 110 grams, coins of such proportions are struck to mark occasions of great importance. Minted to Proof standards, the highest possible quality, it is entirely layered with pure 24-carat gold, creating a coin that is simply without parallel. The technical complexities of striking at such a large diameter ensures that the worldwide mintage has been set remarkably low, at just 599. This means that each one of these limited edition coins has a rarity value in addition to its collectability, which would usually push the release price too high for most people.

An informative Certificate of Authenticity is included FREE of charge with this edition, which details the unique specification of your commemorative. This offer is likely to attract considerable interest, and not just from collectors.

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Features

The exclusive 50th Anniversary Apollo XIII Mission Golden Proof Coin from The Bradford Exchange features:

  • The 50th Anniversary Apollo XIII Mission Golden Proof Coin is exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT – 50th Anniversary of the Apollo XIII Mission
  • LIMITED RELEASE – Worldwide mintage limited of just 599
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION – Fully-layered in 24-carat gold and intended as a collectors’ item, the design of the coin captures that moment in history where mankind faced a new challenge in the depths of space
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL – Design with long lasting collector appeal – Features the words: 'Ex Luna, scientia; (From the Moon, knowledge) and the portrait of the Greek god Apollo, as the sun, thundering across the heavens. The moons showcased on the coin is rendered in precious rhodium-platinum as a shining contrast to the richness of the 24-carat gold
  • FREE – An informative Certificate of Authenticity is included FREE of charge with this edition
  • MEASUREMENTS – Measures 65mm in diameter
  • APPLY NOW – Applications will be approved in strict order of receipt. If your application is successful you will be notified in writing within 7 days. Offer is limited to one commemorative per household
  • APPROVAL – You can view this commemorative edition on approval for 14 days and without obligation