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2021-P Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Silver Dollar Proof Coin NGC PF70 UC First Release Liberty Bell Label

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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.

  • This coin is $1 legal tender in the United States.
  • This coin was struck to mark the 35th anniversary of the Challenger disaster.
  • This piece was struck on a 26.73 g planchet of .999 fine silver.
  • The coin is part of a mintage of 350,000 pieces, which also include business strikes.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Proof 70.
  • NGC certified this piece Ultra Cameo and First Releases.
  • Grading information comes on a label that bears an image of the Liberty Bell.

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
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:P
Grading Service:NGC
Release Type:First Releases
Label/Signature:Liberty Bell Label
Weight in Grams:26.73 g
Weight in Ounces:0.8594 oz
Diameter:38.10 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Obverse Design:Christa McAuliffe portrait
Reverse Design:McAuliffe teaching
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