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Why purchase this Commemorative 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Clad Half Dollar Proof From Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set?
The U.S Mint issued seven coins to mark the 50th anniversary of the NASA mission that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. It also issued a unique two-coin set to honor President John F. Kennedy and his inspiration and contribution to the effort. This coin, one of the seven, was released in one of those sets. Just 100,000 sets were issued, making this piece a true find for the discerning collector. This coin, like the Enhance Proof Kennedy Half Dollar that was issued as the other coin in the set, bears the "S" mint mark of the San Francisco Mint.
Emotive Moon Footprint Design by Gary Cooper
The coin's obverse bears a poignant image, a footprint on the surface of the moon. Submitted by Gary Cooper and sculpted by Joseph Menna, the design also includes inscriptions of the names of the NASA programs that made the landing possible, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO." Those names are interspersed among designs of four phases of the moon. The bottom half of this face bears several additional inscriptions.
Phebe Helmphill's reverse design, which she also sculpted, shows a reflection of Neil Armstrong standing on the moon in the visor of Buzz Aldrin's space helmet. The American flag and the lunar module flank Armstrong. The coin's curvature reflects the curvature of the visor. The coin's face value, "HALF DOLLAR," joins two additional inscriptions on this face.
Exquisite PF69 ER
According to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), this coin is perfect as seen by the naked eye. That is why they awarded it their second highest grade, Proof 69. They further indicated that this piece was submitted for grading no more than 30 days after it was initially released from the mint by certifying it Early Releases.
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|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Variety:||From Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|