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Why buy this Commemorative 2019-D Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar?
This Apollo 11 Commemorative Half Dollar marks the 50 year mark since one of the greatest accomplishments in human history. That same achievement also served as an important and much needed psychological victory for the United States in its Space Race against the USSR. One of seven domed coins issued to mark the occasion, this piece bears the "D" mint mark of the Denver Mint, where it was struck from cupronickel. These coins are just the second domed issues that the US Mint has ever released.
Creative Reflection Design by Phebe Hemphill
A single footprint on the surface of the moon serves as the focal point of the obverse. A powerful symbol of the event, it calls to mind Neil Armstrong's famous quote when he first stepped out of the lunar module. "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," the names of the three NASA programs that made the Apollo 11 mission possible, arch over the footprint. Along with them are images of the moon in various phases.
The coin is domed for Phebe Hemphill's reverse design, with the curvature capturing the curvature of the visor on Buzz Aldrin's space helmet. That visor dominates this face and reflects, from left to right, the American flag, Neil Armstrong, and the lunar module on the face of the moon. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) are inscribed on other parts of the helmet, while "HALF DOLLAR" is inscribed within the visor.
Exquisite MS69 FR
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) second highest grade, Mint State 69, which indicates that it is perfect as seen under 5x magnification. It also earned First Releases certification, a designation given to coins that were received no more than 30 days after their initial release from the mint.
Order this 2019-D Commemorative Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|