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Why order this 2019-P US Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar Coin from the Moon Mission Releases?
The U.S Mint is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NASA mission that landed man on the moon for the first time, Apollo 11. The coins are perfect for those interested in space exploration, as well as patriotic collectors who appreciate the mission's importance in the Space Race of the Cold War. This coin has a special designation, Moon Mission Releases, because it was submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) Florida headquarters during the actual mission anniversary dates, July 16-24. Because it earned that designation, its grading information comes on a special label on which there is an image of an astronaut standing by an American flag on the moon. This coin was struck from 26.73 g of .999 fine silver at thee Philadelphia Mint, which is represented by its famous "P" mint mark.
Poignant Lunar Footprint Design by Gary Cooper
The coin's obverse features a powerful design by Gary Cooper, which emerged victorious in a contest held for the spot. At the center is a single footprint on the surface of the moon, a simple yet powerful symbol of the accomplishment. Cooper pays tribute to the NASA programs that made the mission possible by including their names, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," along the rim at the top. Also on this face are depictions of the moon in various phases and the inscriptions "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
The reverse design by Phebe Hemphill was inspired by a photograph taken on the surface of the moon. The visor of Buzz Aldrin's space helmet reflects an image of Neil Armstrong standing between the American flag and the lunar module. This is the convex face of the coin, which replicates the curvature of the visor. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" are inscribed above and below the visor, while "ONE DOLLAR" is inscribed on it.
Flawless PF70 with Black Core Holder
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) set this coin in a black core holder and awarded it their highest grade, Proof 70. That grade is reserved exclusively for coins that are in perfect condition as seen under 5x magnification.
Add this Moon Mission Releases 2019-P US Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar Coin to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Designation:||Moon Mission Releases|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
|Reverse Design:||Photo of Aldrin through Visor of Armstrong|
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