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Why buy this 2-Coin 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof + Enhanced Reverse Proof Set?
The United States Mint released this set to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of man's first visit to the moon, and the important role that former President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, took in this world changing event. This set can provide inspiration to those striving toward a major goal, fuel the imaginations of those who want to know more, and serve as patriotic reminders of one of America's greatest Cold War victories. The set is comprised of one 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Clad Half Dollar coin, as well as a Kennedy Clad Half Dollar Enhanced Reverse Proof coin. Both were struck at the famous San Francisco Mint and bear the "S" mint mark. This mintage of this set is limited to just 100,000.
On the obverse of the 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Clad Half Dollar, is the image of a lunar footprint, designed by Gary Cooper. The image is a simple yet powerful symbol of Neil Armstrong's "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." Cooper pays homage to the NASA programs that led up to the landing with their names, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," inscribed above the image along with depictions of the moon in various stages. The several other inscriptions on this face include "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST," the national motto.
The reverse design is convex to hint at the design of Buzz Aldrin's helmet, which dominates this face. The bulk of the design is the visor, which shows a reflection of the America flag waving next to Neil Armstrong and the lunar module. "HALF DOLLAR" is inscribed in the upper left of the visor. Inscriptions on other portions of the helmet read, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one).
The obverse of the Kennedy Clad Half Dollar features the well-known image of the left-facing profile of the former 35th President of the United States. This time struck in an enhanced reverse proof finish. The reverse of the coin bears a slightly altered version of the Seal of the President of the United States.
Perfect PF70 FR with Moon Core Holder
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded both of these coins their highest grade, Proof 70 (PF70), a grade that is reserved for coins that are flawless as seen under 5x magnification. NGC also dubbed them First Releases (FR), thus indicating that they were received for grading within thirty days of the coin’s initial mint release. Each coin in the set comes in a holder that was crafted to appear like the surface of the moon as well as a replica of the Apollo 11 Mission Patch!
Add this Commemorative 2019-S Apollo 11 Clad Half Dollar Proof and Enhanced Reverse Proof Set to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Packaging:||With Apollo 11 Mission Patch|
|Holder:||Moon Core Holder|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
July 20, 1969 was a day that changed the world when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped off their lunar module and onto the surface of the moon. Learn more about the Apollo Commemorative Coins and Medals that honor this historic event.