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Why purchase this First Day of Issue 2019-W Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Gold Proof Coin?
This magnificent domed commemorative proof coin is issued by the U.S. Mint to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969. Struck at the West Point Mint from 0.2419 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold, mintage is limited to 50,000 across all gold options.
Remarkable Moon Themed Designs
The concave obverse features the impression of an astronaut's boot on the powdery lunar surface. "MERCURY," "GEMINI" and "APOLLO" curve above, with moon phase symbols between. The design by Gary Cooper and Joseph Menna includes the additional inscriptions "LIBERTY," "2019," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "W."
The lunar lander, American flag and Neil Armstrong are reflected in astronaut Buzz Aldrin's helmet of on the domed reverse. Designed by Phebe Hemphill, the image is based upon an actual photograph taken by Neil Armstrong. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "FIVE DOLLARS" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
First Day of Issue Proof 69 with Black Core Holder and Moon Label
This 2019-W gold proof coin honoring the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary was submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review within twenty-four hours of release, earning the highly collectible First Day of Issue designation. The proof is dramatically presented in a high contrast black core NGC holder accompanied by a Moon style certification label stating the coin's nearly perfect Proof 69 condition.
This superbly graded First Day of Issue 2019-W Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Gold Proof commemorative coin will make a fantastic addition to your collection!
This 2019-W US Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Commemorative Coin NGC PF69 FDI Black Core Holder Moon 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|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Holder:||Black Core Holder|
|Weight in Grams:||8.359 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.2688 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
|Reverse Design:||Lunar Lander|