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Why Buy This PF70 Early Releases 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar with a Moon Core Holder?
The 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission is in 2019 and the U.S. Mint has created a lineup of commemorative coins to mark the occasion. This clad half dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint, it is dome shaped and has a proof finish. Like other Apollo 11 commemoratives, mintage of this half dollar is limited.
Aldrin and Armstrong
The upper portion of the design on the obverse is inscribed with the names of 3 NASA programs, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO." The central portion of the design shows a highly detailed footprint on the Moon's surface.
On the reverse, the design is based on a famous photo from the mission called "Buzz Aldrin on the Moon." The astronaut standing in the distance is Neil Armstrong.
PF70 Early Releases with a Moon Core Holder
The unbiased professionals at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) found no imperfections on this specimen, so they awarded it the grade of Proof 70 (PF70). The Early Releases (ER) designation indicates it was submitted during its first 30 days of issue. Now it's housed in a Moon Core holder and is accompanied by a reproduction of the patch worn by the Astronauts on the Apollo 11 Mission!
Make this NGC PF70 Early Releases 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary proof half dollar with a Moon Core holder a part of your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Packaging:||With Apollo 11 Mission Patch|
|Holder:||Moon Core Holder|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
July 20, 1969 was a day that changed the world when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped off their lunar module and onto the surface of the moon. Learn more about the Apollo Commemorative Coins and Medals that honor this historic event.