Sea of Tranquility Collection
2019 P APOLLO 11 S$1 PF

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: MODERN COMMEMORATIVES
Item Description: S$1 2019 P Apollo 11 50th Anniv. First Releases
Full Grade: NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
Owner: Tincup2019

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Sea of Tranquility Collection   Score: 463
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The shape of the coin is so unique.....wow!
The space race between USSR and the USA began on October 4, 1957 with the successful launching of the Soviet Union’s artificial satellite code named Sputnik.
On July 29, 1958 President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of N.A.S.A.
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy announces his proposal that our national goal is to land someone on the moon before the end of the decade, thus beginning the Apollo space program which ran from 1961 to 1972 with the first successfully manned flights into outer-space in 1968.
Apollo 11 is launched from Merrit island at the Kennedy Space Center Florida July 16, 1969 by a Saturn V rocket. The crew consisted of Cmdr. Neil Armstrong / Lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin / Command module pilot Michael Collins.
At 20:17 zulu on 20 July 1969 - Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Eagle on the moon while Command module pilot Michael Collins orbited the moon with the command module, Columbia.
At 02:56:15 zulu on 21 July 1969 Cmdr. Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon followed Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin just 19 minutes later spending about 2.25 hours outside the space craft. They collected about 47.5lbs of lunar matter to bring back to earth. After spending about 21 and a half hours on the lunar surface they rejoined Pilot Michael Collins and the Columbia, beginning their journey back to earth.
After a total of eight days in space the astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on 24 July 1969. This mission effectively ended the space race.
The last Apollo mission (Apollo 17) was launched December 7, 1972.
The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program celebrates the first manned Moon landing on July 20, 1969, and the efforts of the United States space program leading up to this historic event. All coins share common designs and are curved.
The design is by Maine sculptor Gary Cooper, with engraving by Joseph Menna of the Mint.
Joseph Menna was selected to serve as the 14th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint in February 2019.
The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary One Ounce Proof Silver Dollar was struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It has a proof finish, reeded edge, and curved shape. It carries a $1 denomination, is composed 26.730 grams of .999 fine silver, is .243 inches in height with a diameter of 1.5 inches. Unlike previous years commemorative coin series, this series silver coins were comprised of .999 fine silver rather than .90 fine silver. This coin was limited to a mintage of 400,000 coins and was released 24 January 2019. By the end of the programmed sales by the U.S. Mint in December of 2019 a total of 216,077 had been sold.
Obverse: This design features the inscriptions “MERCURY,” “GEMINI,” and “APOLLO,” separated by phases of the Moon, and a footprint on the lunar surface, which together represent the efforts of the United States space program leading up to the first manned Moon landing. Additional inscriptions include “2019,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “LIBERTY.”
Reverse: This design features a representation of a close-up of the famous “Buzz Aldrin on the Moon” photograph taken July 20, 1969, that shows just the visor and part of the helmet of astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The reflection in Buzz Aldrin’s helmet includes astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

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