Collectors who are awaiting the Apollo 11 coins might want to look at some of the beautiful medals that were issued during the Apollo space program.
The Franklin Mint and Presidential Art Medals struck medals to honor the astronauts and their efforts. The Franklin Mint was quite popular in the 1970s, issuing many sets and series of medals commemorating famous people and events. Among their offerings were America in Space, a set that told the history of the space program in 24 medals. Members of their Collectors Society received a mini-coin struck in silver that was carried aboard Apollo 14.
Presidential Art Medals struck large bas relief medals for each of the Apollo lunar landings, and one for Apollo 13. The large area and bas relief enabled these medals to show portraits of the astronauts and details of the moon and their landing sites.
Fans of the space program, and I certainly was one, would do well to check out these lovely and interesting medals. They are not coins, but they are well made, with meaningful designs, that any history buff would enjoy.