These 5oz Apollo 11 Commemorative Coins ("Pucks") were available for sale at the Launch Ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on January 24, 2019, by The Astronauts Memorial Foundation. Your coin will include original government packaging, a US Mint certificate of authenticity; as well as the US Mint postcard and brochure promoting the coin program. Awarded COTY (Coin of the Year) at the 38th Annual Coin of the Year competition, an international contest among one hundred of the finest coins in the world. The Apollo program, along with its predecessor Mercury and Gemini programs, inspired generations of American students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), which has fueled innovation and economic growth throughout a range of industries over the last four decades.The obverse (heads) 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. The reverse (tails) 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 Aldrins helmet includes astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander. Overall Height: 0.441 inch.Mintage Limit: 100,000 across all five ounce proof silver coin product options. Sculptor: Joseph Menna, Medallic Artist. The item "Launch Ceremony 5oz Silver Apollo 11 Coin - AMF @ Kennedy Space Center VC" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2021.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Commemorative\Modern Silver/Clad (1982-Now)". The seller is "amfcse" and is located in Orlando, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.