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Why buy this 2019-W $5 Gold Commemorative Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof?
Any collector looking for inspiration is sure to love this $5 Gold Commemorative Proof, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of man's first visit to the moon. As the lunar mission was a major space race victory for the United States, it is also a fantastic choice for patriotic collectors. This is one of seven domed coins to mark the occasion and marks just the second time that the US Mint has produced domed coins. This piece comes from the level lowest issue of the seven at just 50,000 pieces across all gold options. It was struck at the West Point Mint from 8.359 g of .900 fine gold and bears a "W" mint mark on the obverse.
Powerful Reflection Desgin
Both faces of this coin bear designs from the lunar visit. The obverse features a footprint design by Gary Cooper, which won a competition for the spot. The simple yet powerful mark is joined by four depictions of the moon in various stages and the words "MERCURY," "GEMINI," and "APOLLO," the three NASA programs that built up to and included the landing. The national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "2019" are among the other inscriptions on this face.
The reverse design is domed to make it similar to Buzz Aldrin's space suit helmet, which dominates this face. The image is taken from a famous photo from the moon landing. The clear reflection in the visor includes the American flag, Neil Armstrong, and the lunar module. Included within the visor is an inscription of the coin's face value, "FIVE DOLLARS." "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one) are inscribed above and below the visor on other parts of the helmet.
Impeccable PF70 FR
This coin is in perfect condition according to the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), who awarded it their highest grade, Proof 70. It also earned First Releases certification, which indicates that it was received by NGC within 30 days of the coin's initial release from the mint. It comes encased in a NGC Moon Core holder, stylized to look like the Lunar Surface, and is paired with a detailed, reproduction of the Apollo 11 Mission Patch.
Add this $5 Gold Commemorative 2019-W Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Packaging:||With Apollo 11 Mission Patch|
|Holder:||Moon Core Holder|
|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.