2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Images

New from the United States Mint are images and some photos of next year’s 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. The U.S. Mint released them Thursday, Dec. 13, in conjunction with a ceremonial striking event at its production facility in Philadelphia.

2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins

Several U.S. Mint images of 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. (Larger images are below.)

Scheduled to launch Jan. 24, 2019, the gold, silver and clad coins are uniquely curved much like the ones from 2014 that honored the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

2014-P Proof National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollar

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coins are curved in shape similar to the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. Shown: A CoinNews photo of a 2014-P Proof National Baseball Hall of Fame Silver Dollar.

Under Public Law 114-282, Congress directed the U.S. Mint to produce and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 silver dollars, 750,000 clad half dollars and 100,000 five-ounce $1 silver coins to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Next July will mark that anniversary landing by Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Obverses of these coins are the same. As required, the U.S. Mint invited American artists to create an obverse design that was emblematic of the United States Space Program leading up to the historic mission.

U.S. Mint Photo of 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar Obverse

This U.S. Mint photo by Jill Westeyn was taken Dec. 13, 2018 during an Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin ceremonial striking event at Philadelphia. It shows the obverse (heads side) of a proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar.

Gary Cooper’s artwork won from among candidates unveiled in October 2017. Engraved by Joseph Menna, it features the inscriptions “MERCURY,” “GEMINI,” and “APOLLO,” separated by phases of the Moon, and a footprint on the lunar surface. Additional inscriptions include “2019,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “LIBERTY.”

U.S. Mint Photo of 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar Reverse

This U.S. Mint photo by Jill Westeyn was taken Dec. 13, 2018 during an Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin ceremonial striking event at Philadelphia. It shows the reverse (tails side) of a proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar.

Each coin also has a common reverse. The general design was outlined in Public Law 114-282 with candidates reviewed in June 2017. Engraved by Phebe Hemphill, it depicts 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.

Buzz Aldrin on moon

Buzz Aldrin walking on the surface of the moon. His helmet visor shows a reflection of the U.S. flag and the lunar lander

The reflection in Buzz Aldrin’s helmet includes astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar module. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” the denomination, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

U.S. Mint Photo of 2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Edge

This U.S. Mint photo by Jill Westeyn was taken Dec. 13, 2018 during an Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin ceremonial striking event at Philadelphia. It shows the edge and height of a proof Apollo 11 Silver Dollar.

Before Thursday, the Mint had published only line art designs of the Apollo 11 coins. Available now and offered below are images of the coins’ obverse and reverse as well as angled views.

As the images show, each of the U.S. Mint production facilities plays a part in striking the commemoratives. The proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins are from the West Point Mint, the proof and uncirculated silver dollars are from the Philadelphia Mint, the proof half-dollar is from the San Francisco Mint, the uncirculated half-dollar is from the Denver Mint, and the proof five-ounce $1 silver coin is from the Philadelphia Mint.

Images of 2019-W Proof $5 Gold Coins

2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin - Obverse

2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin – Obverse

2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin - Obverse Angle

2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin – Obverse Angle

2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin - Reverse

2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin – Reverse

2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin - Reverse Angle

2019-W Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin – Reverse Angle

Images of 2019-W Uncirculated $5 Gold Coins

2019-W Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin - Obverse

2019-W Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin – Obverse

2019-W Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin - Obverse Angle

2019-W Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin – Obverse Angle

2019-W Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin - Reverse

2019-W Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin – Reverse

2019-W Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin - Reverse Angle

2019-W Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary $5 Gold Coin – Reverse Angle

Diameter:0.850 inches
Weight:8.359 grams
Overall Height:0.141 inches
Composition:90% gold, 6% silver, balance copper
Mintage Limit:50,000 across all product options

Images of 2019-P Proof Silver Dollars

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Obverse

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar – Obverse

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Obverse Angle

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar – Obverse Angle

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Reverse

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar – Reverse

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Reverse Angle

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar – Reverse Angle

Images of 2019-P Uncirculated Silver Dollars

2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Obverse

2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar – Obverse

2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Obverse Angle

2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar – Obverse Angle

2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Reverse

2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar – Reverse

2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar - Reverse Angle

2019-P Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar – Reverse Angle

Diameter:1.500 inches
Weight:26.730 grams
Overall Height:0.243 inches
Composition:99.9% silver
Mintage Limit:400,000 across all product options

Images of 2019-S Proof Clad Half Dollars

2019-S Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar - Obverse

2019-S Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar – Obverse

2019-S Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar - Reverse

2019-S Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar – Reverse

Images of 2019-D Uncirculated Clad Half Dollars

2019-D Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar - Obverse

2019-D Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar – Obverse

2019-D Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar - Reverse

2019-D Uncirculated Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar – Reverse

Diameter:1.205 inches
Weight:11.340 grams
Overall Height:0.123 inches
Composition:8.33% nickel, balance copper
Mintage Limit:750,000 across all product options

Images of 2019-P $1 Five Ounce Silver Coins

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar - Obverse

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar – Obverse

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar - Obverse Angle

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar – Obverse Angle

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar - Reverse

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar – Reverse

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar - Reverse Angle

2019-P Proof Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Silver Dollar – Reverse Angle

Diameter:3.000 inches
Weight:155.517 grams
Overall Height:0.441 inches
Composition:99.9% silver
Mintage Limit:100,000 across all product options

Release Information

Prices of the Apollo 11 coins are yet to be announced. When released at 12:00 PM ET on Jan. 24, orders may be placed from the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog.

Upcoming CoinNews articles will cover the earlier mentioned ceremonial striking event as well as the actual release of the commemoratives.

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