2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative 5 Ounce Silver Dollar - Proof - NGC Certified PF-70 Early Release
This coin will be in a Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) plastic holder that will protect the coin and allow viewing from both the obverse and the reverse. Graded as Proof (PF) 70 Early Release, it's a perfect coin on the Sheldon grading scale and received by NGC within the first 30 days of issue. Featured on the special label for the Apollo Anniversary is a photo of an astronaut and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) name and logo.
These coins are sure to be popular as they are the first Five Ounce U.S. Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar to feature .999 fine silver instead of the standard .900 fine silver used for commemorative coins! The fineness will also be designated on the NGC label. These 5 ounce Silver Apollo Coins are also the largest domed coin to date and are predicted to be one of the most desired issues in current U.S. Mint history!
Upon taking his first step on the Moon, Neil Armstrong supposedly said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Edwin Buzz E. Aldrin, Jr., Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins, were the first people to land on the Moon fifty years ago in July of 1969. Do you remember this event? Or did you learn about it years later in history class? Either way, as part of the Apollo Spacecraft Mission with its crew of 3 astronauts fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's goal that he set in 1961. This historic event is captured in this beautiful 5 oz concave commemorative silver proof dollar coin imprinted with a lunar footprint.
Besides the lunar footprint also included in the obverse design are the inscriptions MERCURY, GEMINI, and APOLLO separated by the phases of the Moon. The reverse design features another familiar sight to those in the know about the mission. A convex representation of the famous Buzz Aldrin on the Moon photograph taken from Buzz's view. The reflection in Buzz Aldrin’s helmet includes astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander. Inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN, ONE DOLLAR, AND E PLURIBUS UNUM are also included.