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Why purchase this 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar?
Few days in American history brought the nation together quite like January 28, 1986. 17% of the nation watched live as Christa McAuliffe prepared to become the first teacher in space as she left earth on the Challenger Space Shuttle along with six other astronauts. Americans' collectives wonder turned to horror as the Challenger broke apart just 73 seconds after launch, tragically resulting in the deaths of all seven crew members. Now, the United States Mint honors McAuliffe and the rest of the crew with this commemorative proof on the 35th anniversary of the disaster.
Inspiring McAuliffe with Students Design by Emily Damstra
Obverse: Designed by Laurie Musser and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, the obverse shows an image of McAuliffe with a hopeful gaze. Her name, "CHRISTA MCAULIFFE," is inscribed prominently in the upper left. The date, "2021," "LIBERTY," and "IN GOD WE TRUST" are also inscribed along the rim.
Reverse: Students look on in wonder as McAuliffe points toward the sky on the reverse. The logo of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology is on the left, and seven stars represent the astronauts who perished on the mission. At the top of this face is the inscription "I TOUCH THE FUTURE. I TEACH." Elsewhere on the rim are the inscriptions "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "ONE DOLLAR," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Joseph Menna sculpted Emily Damstra's design for this face.
Virtually Flawless PF69 UC ER
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) second highest grade, Proof 69. That means that it appears flawless to the naked eye. The coin was also certified Ultra Cameo (UC) and Early Releases (ER). UC indicates that it exhibits particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields, while ER means that it was submitted for grading within 30 days of its initial release from the mint.
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 NGC PF69 UC ER 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|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|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.