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Why order this Moon Mission Releases 2019-P US Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin?
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of man's first visit to the moon, which was achieved with the Apollo 11 mission, the US Mint issued seven coins, including this commemorative silver dollar. Like the other issues, this one is domed. Bearing the "P" mint of the Philadelphia Mint, where it was struck from 26.73 g of .999 fine silver, the coin is part of a mintage of 400,000 pieces, which also includes proofs. This piece earned a special designation, Moon Mission Releases, because it was submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) Florida headquarters during the actual anniversary dates of the mission itself, July 16-24, 2019. Coins earning that designation have special labels that feature an image of an American flag and an astronaut on the moon.
Striking Footprint Design by Gary Cooper
The obverse features a design by Gary Cooper that won a contest for the position. It features a single footprint on the lunar surface, a simple yet powerful symbol of the landing. Cooper pays tribute to the NASA programs that led up to the Apollo 11 mission, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," by including their names along the rim at the top among depictions of the moon in various phases. "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" are also included on this face.
Phebe Hemphill modeled the reverse design on part of the famous Buzz Aldrin on the Moon photograph. The curvature of the coin mimics the curvature of the visor on Aldrin's space helmet, which dominates this face. The visor reflects Neil Armstrong standing on the moon between the lunar module and the American flag. "ONE DOLLAR" is inscribed on the visor, while "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) are inscribed above and below it, respectively.
Impeccable MS70 with Black Core Holder
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this piece its highest grade, Mint State 70. That grade is given only to coins that are flawless as seen under 5x magnification. The coin comes set in a black core holder.
Don't miss your chance to own this Moon Mission Releases 2019-P US Commemorative Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar Coin.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Designation:||Moon Mission Releases|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Weight in Grams:||26.730 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.8594 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
|Reverse Design:||Lunar Lander|