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Why order this Apollo 11 2019-P 50th Anniversary Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof?
In 1969, the United States became the first nation ever to land a man on the moon. The landing was not only a marquis event in space exploration, but also an important psychological victory for the United States in the Cold War. Now, NASA marks the fiftieth anniversary of the achievement with seven new coins. The releases mark just the second time in the history of the U.S Mint that it has released domed coins. This Silver Dollar bears the "P" mint mark of the Philadelphia Mint, where it was struck from 26.73 g of .999 fine silver. Along with the uncirculated version of the coin, it has a total mintage of 400,000 pieces.
Stunning Lunar Surface Design by Phebe Hemphill
A contest was held for the obverse design, and a submission by Gary Cooper won out. Sculpted by Joseph Menna, it consists of a footprint on the moon under images of the moon in different phases and the names of the NASA missions that made the moon landing possible, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO." Elegant in its simplicity, the footprint captures the sentiment expressed in Neil Armstrong's famous quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
The reverse is the convex side of the coin, so designed to imitate the shape of Buzz Aldrin's space helmet. Phebe Hemphill designed and sculpted this face, which is taken from a photograph from the lunar visit. The design shows a reflection of the American flag, Neil Armstrong, and the lunar module in Buzz Aldrin's visor. Inscribed within that visor is the coin's face value, "ONE DOLLAR," while other portions of the helmet bear the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one).
Perfect PF70 FDI with Black Core Holder and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Label
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Proof 70, which means that it is flawless as seen under 5x magnification. It was also certified First Day of Issue, which means that NGC received it through an exclusive submission process. This information comes on an Astronaut Scholarship Foundation label, and the coin has been set in a sleek black core.
Add this 2019-P Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar Commemorative Proof to your collection.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Label|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
|Reverse Design:||Photo of Aldrin through Visor of Armstrong|