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Why purchase this 2019 5 oz. Silver Dollar Proof coin commemorating the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary?
This 2019-P Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Silver Dollar represents the U.S. Mint's first coin struck from 5 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver with a dramatic proof finish, as well as the first coin of its size to be minted into a domed shape.
Exceptional Commemorative Design
The concave obverse bears the names of the NASA programs leading up to the historic Apollo 11 manned lunar landing: "MERCURY," "GEMINI" and "APOLLO," above an astronaut's boot print. The design credited to Gary Cooper and Joseph Menna includes the additional inscriptions "2019," "P," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "LIBERTY."
The reverse is domed, featuring Phebe Hemphill's interpretation of the famed "Buzz Aldrin on the Moon" photograph, with the American flag, lunar lander and astronaut Neil Armstrong reflected on the mirrored surface of Aldrin's helmet. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "ONE DOLLAR" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
Virtually Flawless Proof 69 with Black Core Holder
This 5 oz. Silver Dollar 2019-P Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Proof Coin was determined to be in nearly perfect Proof 69 condition by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The impressive domed proof is encapsulated in a high contrast NGC black core protective holder affixed with an Early Releases certification label, which indicates that the coin was submitted to the grading service for review within the first thirty days of release.
This 5 oz. silver domed 2019-P Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative proof coin belongs in your collection!
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
|Reverse Design:||Lunar Lander|
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged NASA to put a man on the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade. The mission lasted eight days and landed not one but two men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the face of the moon. Here are some fun facts about the mission of which many people may be unaware.