The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Half Dollar Set has a packaging error that will be corrected, the United States Mint said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 29.
The back of the outside packaging sleeve incorrectly shows Gilroy Roberts as designing and engraving both the obverse (heads side) and reverse (tails side) of the Kennedy 50c. Roberts designed and engraved the obverse but Frank Gasparro designed and engraved the reverse.
"Approximately 70,000 units were shipped before the error was discovered. Plans to reprint sleeves with the correct information are underway," the Mint said. "Instructions for ordering corrected sleeves will be made available at a later date."
Further shipments of the sets will be delayed until corrected packaging is on hand, the Mint said.
Priced at $53.95 and released Jan. 24, the set is one of eight U.S. Mint products that celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon. It contains a proof Apollo 11 half dollar and an enhanced reverse proof Kennedy half dollar. Figures through Jan. 27 show 69,155 of the maximum 100,000 sets have sold.