Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin

2018-10-12 Fri

Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight of America which was landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, with two American pilots Neil Armstrong, Pilot Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. The primary objectives of Apollo 11 were to complete the national goals set by president John.F. Kennedy, to perform a crew landing and return back to earth. The crew to Apollo 11 return back to earth on July 24, 1969.

In the year 2019, United Nation had issued a commemorative coin in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first man landing on the moon. The coin issued was authorized by the Public Law 114-282 which calls for the production of a curved $5 gold coin, curved $1 silver coins, curved half-dollar clad coins, and a curved 5-ounce $1 silver Proof coin.

The given one dollar above features with the inscription ‘MERCURY’,’GERMANY’ and ‘APOLLO’ separated by the different phases of moon with the footprint on the lunar surface, which together represent the efforts of the United States space program leading up to the first manned Moon landing; The inscription ‘LIBERTY’ written and the bottom date ‘2019’ is written on the left side of the footprint and ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ is written on the right side of the footprint. The reverse side of the coin represents the 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 inscription ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ and ‘ONE DOLLAR’ is written at the top and ‘E PLURIBUS UNUM’ is written at bottom.

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