Why buy this Commemorative 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar Proof?
January 28, 1986 was to be one of the most inspiring days in the history of the US Space Program. Christa McAuliffe was set to become the first teacher in space as she and six other astronauts set off on the Space Shuttle Challenger. 17% of Americans watched with anticipation on live TV as the vessel lifted off. Just 73 seconds later, hope turned to tragedy as the shuttle broke apart, resulting in the deaths of the seven crew members. Now, the United States Mint marks the 35th anniversary of the tragic event with this Proof Silver Dollar.
Moving McAuliffe and Students Design by Emily Damstra
Obverse: Laurie Musser's reverse design was sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. The image shows McAuliffe with a hopeful gaze. Her name, "CHRISTA MCAULIFFE," is inscribed in the upper left. Other inscriptions along the rim read, "2021," "LIBERTY," and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
Reverse: Emily Damstra designed and Joe Menna sculpted the reverse. McAuliffe points skyward, representing the future, as three students appear inspired. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) logo is set off to the left, and seven stars represent those who died in the disaster. At the top is the inscription "I TOUCH THE FUTURE. I TEACH." Also inscribed on this face are "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "ONE DOLLAR," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."
Impeccable PF70 UC FR with Liberty Bell Label
The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this coin a Proof 70 grade, which means that it appears perfect even under 5x magnification. They also credited it for having sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields by certifying it Ultra Cameo and for the fact that it was submitted for grading within 30 days of its initial mint release by designating it First Releases (FR). This information comes on a label that features a picture of the Liberty Bell.
Add this 2021-P Commemorative Christa McAuliffe Silver Dollar Proof to your collection today.
This 2021-P Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof Coin NGC PF70 UC FR Liberty Bell Label 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:||First Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Liberty Bell Label|
|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.