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Why buy this Commemorative Proof 2019-P Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar?
July 20, 1969 is a date that is forever emblazoned on the minds of those who lived through it. On that day, Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to set foot on the face of the moon. Buzz Aldrin was not far behind. The lunar landing expanded the possibilities of the human imagination and inspired millions of people aiming for large goals. It also marked a seminal victory for the United States in the Space Race with the Soviet Union, an especially important one after the Soviets were the first to put a man in space. The US Mint is marking the 50th anniversary of the occasion with seven new coins, including this Proof Silver Dollar. Struck from 26.73 g of .999 fine silver and bearing the "P" mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint, this coin is part of a joint mintage with the uncirculated version of 400,000 pieces.
Breathtaking Neil Armstrong Design by Phebe Hemphill
The U.S Mint held a contest for the reverse design, which a submission by Gary Cooper won. Sculpted by Joseph Menna, it consists of a single footprint on the moon's surface under the names of the NASA programs that made the moon landing possible, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO." Also integrated into the design are images of the moon in different phases. The bottom half of this face bears several additional inscriptions, including the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Phebe Hemphill designed and sculpted the reverse, modelling it off of part of a famous photo. The face is filled with the helmet of Buzz Aldrin's spacesuit. In the reflection of the helmet's visor, Neil Armstrong stands on the moon with an American flag to one side and the lunar module on the other. "ONE DOLLAR" is inscribed within the visor, while "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) appear on other parts of the helmet.
Exquisite PF69 FR
This coin received the second highest available grade, Proof 69, from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). A coin must be perfect as seen by the naked eye to receive that grade. The piece also earned First Releases certification, a designation that indicates that no more than 30 days had passed between the coin's initial mint release and its submission for grading.
Add this 2019-P Commemorative Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
|Reverse Design:||Photo of Aldrin through Visor of Armstrong|