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h2>Why buy this 2-Coin Commemorative 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar Proof + Enhanced Reverse Proof Set
One of the greatest accomplishments in human history took place in 1969 when the United States landed men on the moon for the first time. The achievement was not just a coup in the world of space exploration, but also a marquis American victory in the Space Race. This set released by the United States Mint honors the integral role of Former President John F. Kennedy in the United States Space Program. The set consists of one of seven coins issued by the U.S Mint to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the event, the curved 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar Proof as well as a 2019-S Kennedy Clad Enhanced Reverse Proof Half Dollar. This set has a mintage of just 100,000 pieces. Both the Apollo Clad Proof Half Dollar and the Kennedy Enhanced Reverse Proof Half Dollar were struck at the San Francisco Mint and bear the “S” mint mark.
Poignant Lunar Footprint Design by Gary Cooper
The obverse of the 2019-S Apollo Half Dollar Proof features a design by Gary Cooper of a single footprint on the moon's surface. The footprint is a powerful symbol of the accomplishment, and it beautifully captures the sentiment expressed by Neil Armstrong when he said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Cooper pays homage to the three NASA programs that made the mission possible by including their names, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," on the rim at the top along with four images of the moon in various phases.
Phebe Hempill's reverse is the convex side of the coin. This is intended to echo the shape of Buzz Aldrin's helmet, which dominates this face. The image comes from a portion of a famous photograph taken during the lunar visit. The reflection in the visor features Neil Armstrong standing on the moon between the American flag and the lunar module. "HALF DOLLAR" is inscribed within the visor, while "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) are included on other portions of the helmet.
Honoring the Role of Former President John F. Kennedy in the U.S Space Program
The obverse of the Kennedy Clad Enhanced Reverse Proof Half Dollar in this set features the left facing profile of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America, in a lovely enhanced reverse proof finish. The reverse features a modified version of the Presidential Seal.
Stunning GEM Proof FDI with Black Core Holder
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that these coins were in GEM Proof condition, meaning that they have at least an above average strike. NGC also gave the coins First Day of Issue certification, a designation reserved for coins that are submitted through an exclusive process. This set comes situated in a striking black core holder.
Don't miss your chance to own this 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar Proof + Enhanced Reverse Proof Set.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|