2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Images

by Mike Unser on December 14, 2018 · 17 comments

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

$5 Gold Coin Specifications
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

Silver Dollar Coin Specifications
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

Half-Dollar Clad Coin Specifications
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

Five Ounce Silver Coin Specifications
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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J Peter

I think these will be a very hot item. I smell a sell out in the gold and 5oz.

chuck
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chuck

Mistake!? Silver dollar specifications “99.9% copper” ?

Richard Margolis
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Richard Margolis

The dollar coin is the size of a Morgan dollar and the same weight, but 99.9% silver instead of 90% coin silver. It should be the same size as the US Eagle and contain 1 ounce of silver. Again we are being cheated by the mint on price

Steven Nord
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Steven Nord

Any idea on all/any coin set prices from the mint?

cagcrisp
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cagcrisp

Mike Unser, Thanks for the Update and the pictures…

Patrick Helton
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Patrick Helton

Does anybody know what the Half Dollar Set is for this series? Is it just special packaging for the S & D halves?

cagcrisp
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cagcrisp

The sets will contain a Proof 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary clad half dollar and an Enhanced Reverse Proof 2019-S clad Kennedy half dollar. The Kennedy half dollar will be struck at the San Francisco Mint with S Mint mark.

Patrick Helton
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Patrick Helton

Thanks.

Chas Barber
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I was so excited, but the reverse is kind of funky & the same design on all the coin$ is not my cup of JOe…..US collectors may make it a sell out but in the REAL WORLD, there is a little market for this subject issue, beyond that the mint has dreck….

Joe C.
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Joe C.

I will be buying the set to go with all the original Apollo silver metals that I have with matching serial numbers.

captainrich
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captainrich

On the Five Ounce Proof Silver Coin, did the US Mint abandon its plan to use “$1” as the denomination? The above image shows “ONE DOLLAR” as the inscription for the Five Ounce reverse.

Jerry Shearman
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Jerry Shearman

I would have thought that the U.S. Mint put a limit of ONE set per order and minted double or even triple the coinage for an event such as the Moon Landing 50th Anniversary . This event is historic . Let the general public have a chance to hear about and then purchase these once in a lifetime coins . The Mint can up the limit after Americans have had their shot . I have no problem with investors making a buck or two , but really . can’t we make an exception this time ?

Joe C.
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Joe C.

Seems to me the reverse should be the obverse.

RonnieBGood
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RonnieBGood

I like the design features on this one!
Great pictures

Christopher Williams
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Christopher Williams

These will up for sale in a few weeks, and my interest is in the 5 ounce coin.

Some interesting products are lined up for this year.

sam tweedy
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sam tweedy

No Thanks, Run Forest Run!!!