Take an exclusive look at a new coin that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first astronauts landing on the moon.  

Under directions from Congress, the US Mint was ordered to strike thousands of coins with images from the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

On July 24, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by becoming the first people to step foot on the lunar surface.

This is a rare look at the coins that celebrate the historic feat. 

Officials say they won’t be made available to the public until next January. 

Mark Armstrong and Andrew Aldrin were present at the ceremonial strike Thursday. 

They are the sons of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.