Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins Set for 2019

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Coin enthusiasts and space lovers alike will appreciate the new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Set, scheduled to be released in 2019.

President Obama signed an act in December which will allow the coins to be shaped like an astronaut’s faceplate.

The U.S. Mint will produce and sell dome-shaped coins to commemorate the 50th celebration of the first manned landing on the moon. Seven versions of the coin will be created. Each will offer different denominations, finishes, collector finishes and vintages. All the coins will include various descriptions including IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The Mint will only be able to produce and sell these coins in the 2019 calendar year. Below are some unique designs and features.

  • Part of the helmet and visor of Buzz Aldrin in the famous photo on the moon will appear on the tails side.
  • The coin will be a curved shape that is similar to the coin from the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame coin (concave obverse with convex reverse).
  • The heads side has been selected through a private competition and will follow a theme of the United States Space program leading up to the man on the moon.

For more detailed information regarding the new coin, read this article.