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Why buy this US Mint Sealed Bag 1972-D Eisenhower Half Dollar from a US Mint Sealed Bag?
In 1969, Neil Armstrong took one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind when he became the first person ever to set foot on the surface of the moon. The accomplishment was not only a major coup for the human species, but also an important victory for the United States in the heart of the Cold War. Congress saw fit to commemorate the occasion, while also honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, with a new dollar. The series ran from 1971-1978. This coin comes from the second year of issue and bears the "D" mint mark of the Denver Mint.
Patriotic Moon Landing Design by Frank Gasparro
Both faces of this coin were designed by Frank Gasparro. On the obverse is a left-side portrait of President Eisenhower. He bears a stern countenance that is fitting for one of the greatest Generals in American history. He is joined by the inscriptions "LIBERTY," "1972," and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Gasparro's reverse is similar to the Apollo 11 mission patch worn into space by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. It features an eagle landing on the moon carrying an olive branch. Thirteen stars, symbols of the original states, arch over the bird, and the earth is visible in the distance. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "ONE DOLLAR" are inscribed along the rim, while "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) is inscribed just above the bird's head.
Well Preserved MS65
This coin received a Mint State 65 (MS65) grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That grade means that the coin was well struck.
Don't miss your chance to own this Eisenhower 1972-D Half Dollar from a US Mint Sealed Bag.
|Year of Issue:||1972|
|Variety:||From US Mint Sealed Bag|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed label|
|Weight in Grams:||22.70 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.7298 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
Charlie Duke is best known as the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972 and as the tenth and youngest person to walk on the lunar surface. In recent years, has made an agreement with NGC to hand-sign designation labels.