The United States Mint celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon with the release of gold and silver coins for sale. The silver series focused on a 1 oz uncirculated, 1 oz proof, and 5 oz proof coin. Each of the coins, silver or gold, shares the same design. The 2019 $1 Proof American Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Coins are now available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside of protective plastic slabs from the PCGS!
- Commemorates the Apollo 11 mission to the moon!
- Limited availability of certified coins within the 400,000-coin mintage!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of PR70 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- First Strike label featured.
- On the obverse is the design of a footprint on the moon.
- The reverse of the coin includes a depiction of Buzz Aldrin’s photo in his visor.
The mission to the moon known as Apollo 11 was the fifth-manned mission into outer space launched by NASA. The mission launched from Merritt Island, Florida, and landed on the moon four days later. The three-man crew consisted of Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong.
Only Armstrong and Aldrin would set foot on the moon during the mission. Aldrin was the pilot of the Eagle lunar lander and Armstrong was the mission commander. Collins remained in orbit around the moon during the lunar landing as the pilot of the command module. Aldrin and Armstrong would spend a total of 21.5 hours on the surface of the moon.
The obverse side of the 2019 $1 Proof American Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Coins includes a concave design field that is sunken and includes the image of a footprint from the surface of the moon. The footprint is one of many left behind by Aldrin and Armstrong on the surface of the moon during their moonwalk.
On the reverse face of 2019 Proof American Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Coins is convex and captures the appearance of Aldrin’s helmet and visor. Based on an actual photo taken by Aldrin, in the visor you can see Neil Armstrong standing on the surface of the moon with an American flag and the Eagle lunar lander nearby.
These 2019 $1 Proof American Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Coins are available with a PR70 certification from the PCGS. The coins have full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws. Proof specimens, these coins also boast frosted designs and mirrored background fields.
Included with each of these coins is a First Strike label. The issuance of an FS label means that these coins were received for grading within the first 30 days of their release by the United States Mint.
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