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Why purchase this 2019-D Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar Commemorative Proof?
This Apollo 11 Clad Half Dollar Proof gives you the chance to share in the U.S Mint's celebration of one of America's biggest Cold War victories, man's first ever walk on the moon. This is one of seven coins issued by the mint to mark the occasion. The coins are just the second domed pieces ever issued by the US Mint. An uncirculated half dollar was also issued, and the two clad half dollars have a combined mintage of 750,000 pieces. This one bears the "D" mint mark of the Denver Mint.
Iconic Lunar Surface Design by Phebe Hemphill
The obverse features a contest winning design by Gary Cooper. Calling to mind Neil Armstrong's quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," the design consists of a single footprint on the surface of the moon. Arching over the footprint are the names of the three NASA programs that made the landing possible, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," as well as images of the moon in different phases. "LIBERTY," "2019," and "IN GOD WE TRUST" are also inscribed on the obverse.
Phebe Hemphill's reverse is convex to replicate the shape of Buzz Aldrin's helmet. Hemphill designed the image after a photograph taken on the moon. The image shows Neil Armstrong standing between the American flag and the lunar module in the reflection on Buzz Aldrin's helmet. The face value of the coin, "HALF DOLLAR," is inscribed within the visor, while "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) are inscribed above and below it, respectively.
Flawless MS70 FDI with Black Core Holder and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Label
According to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin is in perfect condition as seen under 5x magnification. That is why it received the company's highest grade, Mint State 70. It was also certified First Day of Issue, a designation reserved for coins that were submitted through an exclusive process. The coin has been set in a sleek black core holder, and its grading information comes on a label that celebrates the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.
Order this 50th Anniversary 2019-D Apollo 11 Clad Half Dollar Commemorative Proof today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Label|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|