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Switzerland 2019: Moon Landing Anniversary
« on: May 09, 2019, 12:37:40 PM »
Today Switzerland issues a 20 fr collector coin dedicated to the first moon landing in 1969. Yes, several countries and mints have jumped upon that theme bandwagon ;) but here we have a background of involvement so to say ...

The University of Berne, CH had a "sun sail" on board, for what they called the Solar Wind Composition experiment. The 140 x 30 cm aluminum foil was taken to the moon on almost every US moon landing mission. The coin was designed by Remo Mascherini. Mintage 20,000 unc and 5,000 proof.