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Why order this 50th Anniversary 2019-S Apollo 11 Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof Coin From Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set?
The U.S Mint is honoring the President whose leadership made the moon landing possible even though he himself did not live to see it. This Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar Proof comes from a set that also includes an Enhanced Reverse Proof Kennedy Half Dollar. The President and the moon landing will forever be remembered together, and now you can own a piece from this celebratory issue. This coin bears the "S" mint mark of the San Francisco Mint, where it was struck from cupronickel. Although it has a joint mintage of 750,000 pieces, just 100,000 of these half dollar sets were issued.
Classic Lunar Visit Design by Phebe Hemphill
A single footprint on the surface of the moon graces the obverse, calling to mind the words of Neil Armstrong when he emerged from the lunar module. Designer Gary Cooper pays homage to the NASA programs that made the Apollo 11 mission possible, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," by including their names along the top half of the rim with depictions of the moon in four phases. Additional inscriptions spread throughout the bottom half of the obverse.
Phebe Hemphill created her reverse design, which she also sculpted, on the basis of part of a photograph taken during the Apollo 11 landing. The visor of Buzz Aldrin's space helmet, which dominates this face, reflects, from left to right, the American flag, Neil Armstrong, and the lunar module. This face is convex to imitate the curvature of the visor. Reverse inscriptions read, from top to bottom, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "HALF DOLLAR," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one).
Virtually Flawless PF69 ER with Black Core Holder
This coin, which comes set in a sleek black core holder, earned a Proof 69 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That means that it appears flawless to the unaided eye. It also received Early Releases certification, which is reserved for coins that were received no more than 30 days after their initial mint release.
Buy this 50th Anniversary Commemorative 2019-S Apollo 11 Clad Half Dollar Proof Coin From Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set now.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Variety:||From Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|