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Why buy this 2019-S 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 2-Coin Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof + Enhanced Reverse Proof Set?
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy challenged the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s. While he did not live to see that challenge completed, his inspiration and aspiration will keep him forever linked to one of the greatest achievements in human history. It is fitting, then, that the US Mint issued a set that includes a Kennedy Half Dollar in honor of the accomplishment's 50th anniversary. The Kennedy Half Dollar in the set is an Enhanced Reverse Proof, while the Apollo 11 Clad Half Dollar is a Proof.
Stunning Lunar Designs by Gary Cooper and Phebe Hemphill
The domed Apollo 11 Commemorative Half Dollar features Gary Cooper's lunar footprint design on the obverse. Cooper pays tribute to the NASA programs that made the moon landing possible, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," by including their names along the rim. The convex reverse bears Phebe Hemphill's design of Neil Armstrong standing between the American flag and the lunar module reflected in Buzz Aldrin's space helmet.
The Kennedy Half Dollar features its traditional designs. Gilroy Roberts's left-side portrait of President John F. Kennedy features on the obverse, while Frank Gasparro's modification of the Presidential Seal serves as the reverse design.
Virtually Flawless PF69 FR with Black Core Holders and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Labels
Both coins in this set earned Proof 69 grades and first Releases certifications. Proof 69 coins appear perfect to the naked eye, while First Releases were submitted for grading within 30 days of their initial releases from the mint. The coins come set in black cores, and grading information is provided on labels that bear
Add this 2-Coin 2019-S 50th Anniversary Apollo 11Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof + Enhanced Reverse Proof Set to your collection today.
This 2019-S US Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2-Coin Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof + Enhanced Reverse Proof Set NGC GEM Proof + PF69 FR Black Core Holder Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Grade:||GEM Proof + PF69|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Label/Signature:||Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Label|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
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