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Why order this $5 Gold Commemorative 2019-W Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof?
This $5 Gold Commemorative gives you the opportunity to share in the US Mint's celebration of the 50th anniversary of man's first visit to the moon. The coin is not only great for those with an interest in exploration and those looking for inspiration, but it is also a patriotic choice given the importance of the event as a major American victory in the space race during the heart of the Cold War. The coin is one of seven, all domed bearing the same designs, to mark the occasion, and these are just the second ever domed coins issued by the US Mint. Part of a mintage of 50,000 pieces, this coin bears the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint, where it was struck from 8.359 g of .900 fine gold.
Exquisite Footprint Design by Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper won a contest held to determine the obverse design. His image features a footprint on the surface of the moon, representing, as Neil Armstrong put it, "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." The names of the NASA programs that built up to and included the lunar landing, "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," are inscribed along the top. They are joined by depictions of the moon in various stages. Other inscriptions on this face include the date, "2019," and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST."
The reverse design comes from a famous photograph taking on the moon. The convex design replicates the subject of the photo, Buzz Aldrin's helmet. The helmet's visor shows a clear reflection of Neil Armstrong standing between the American flag and the lunar module on the surface of the moon. The face value, "FIVE DOLLARS," joins them on the visor, while other parts of the helmet bear the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one).
Don't miss your chance to own this 2019-W $5 Gold Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Weight in Grams:||8.539 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.2745 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Moon Boot Print|
|Reverse Design:||Buzz Aldrin on the Moon Photograph|
We've got an update on the Apollo 11 Coin Design decision process! Read our article for the details and a look at the 2 designs that had the most support from the design committees.