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Why purchase this Gold Domed Proof coin struck in honor of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary?
This 2019 Royal Canadian Mint release is part of a series issued to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969. Mintage of the dome-shaped Apollo 11 proof struck from 1/2 Troy oz. of .9999 fine gold is limited to only 700 coins.
Design Memorializing the First Steps on the Moon
Astronaut Neil Armstrong is featured on the domed reverse, standing near the lunar lander. Inscribed "1969," "2019" and "50 YEARS ANS." The surrounding inscription is a quote by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, from a compilation of peace-themed messages from world leaders left on a plaque on the moon.
The concave obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait by Susanna Blunt includes the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II," "CANADA," "D. G. REGINA" and "100 DOLLARS."
Pristine Proof 70 with Apollo Astronaut Signed Label and Back Core Holder
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) judged this 2019 Canadian Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 1/2 oz. Gold Domed Proof coin to be in impeccable Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC) condition. The coin was submitted to NGC for review with in the first thirty days of release, earning the First Releases designation. The proof is enclosed in a black core holder, its label signed by American astronaut Charlie Duke, the Lunar Module Pilot for NASA's Apollo 16 mission.
This specially labeled, low mintage 2019 Apollo 11 Domed Gold Proof release from the Royal Canadian Mint belongs in your collection!
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Charlie Duke Signed Label|
|Display Weight:||1/2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||15.5517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Neil Armstrong in front of Lunar Module|
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