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Why order this 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar?
On January 28, 1986, 17% of Americans watched live in wonder as Christa McAuliffe sought to become the first teacher in space. She and six other astronauts lifted off shortly after 11:30 a.m. Eastern. 73 seconds into its flight, awe turned to horror as the Space Shuttle broke apart, resulting in the tragic deaths of the seven astronauts on board. Now, the United States Mint pays tribute to McAuliffe and the other astronauts with this Silver Dollar Proof that marks the 35th anniversary of the disaster.
Inspiring McAuliffe and Students Design by Emily Damstra
Obverse: The coin's obverse was designed by Laurie Musser and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. It comes from a photograph that was taken of McAuliffe during a mission briefing a few months before the mission. Her name, "CHRISTA MCAULIFFE," is inscribed near the top, while other inscriptions on this face include "2021," "LIBERTY," and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Reverse: The reverse bears an image of McAuliffe pointing skyward, which represents the future, as three enthralled students look on. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) logo is on the left,, while seven stars represent those who died in the disaster. The inscription "I TOUGH THE FUTURE. I TEACH," is at the top. Additional rim inscriptions read, "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "ONE DOLLAR," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." This face was designed by Emily Damstra and sculpted by Joseph Menna.
Don't miss your chance to own this Commemorative 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Proof Silver Dollar.
This 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof Coin GEM Proof OGP 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:||2021|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Weight in Grams:||26.73 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.8594 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Christa McAuliffe portrait|
|Reverse Design:||McAuliffe teaching|
Current commemorative coin mintage chart. Figures accurate as of 1/10/2021.