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2019-W US Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Commemorative Proof Coin GEM Proof in its Original Government Packaging

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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
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:W
Branch:West Point
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:GEM Proof
Finish:Proof
Packaging:Original Government Packaging
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9000
Weight in Grams:8.539 g
Weight in Ounces:0.2745 oz
Diameter:21.59 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:5
Mintage:50,000
Obverse Design:Moon Boot Print
Reverse Design:Buzz Aldrin on the Moon Photograph
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