The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) today at noon EDT began selling its Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Currency Set for $85.95.
The anniversary set contains an uncirculated $50 with a serial number beginning with "1969" and an engraved print of the iconic "Buzz Aldrin on the Moon" photograph.
On this day 50 years ago, the Apollo 11 spacecraft launched from the John F. Kennedy Space Center carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, who on July 20, 2019 become the first humans to land on the Moon.
The currency set has limits of:
- 5,700 for the product,
- 6,000 for the mintage, and
- 10 for the initial household order.
The set’s Series 2013 $50 note has a designation for the Federal Reserve Bank in New York (B) with its printing from BEP production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas.
The BEP collaborated with the United States Mint and its collectible products are now sold through the Mint’s e-commerce system. Place orders using the Engraving section of the Mint’s website at:
This collectible is the second from the BEP in 30 days. On June 18, the bureau released its $2 Rocketship product for $9.95. It features an uncirculated $2 note with a serial number beginning with "2019."
About the BEP
While the Bureau of Engraving and Printing makes and sells detailed intaglio prints and engravings, it is best known for producing United States currency. The bureau prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes each year for delivery to the Federal Reserve System. These notes are produced at facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, TX.
I purchased one set for myself. This is not a flipper’s item.
Maybe I was wrong!!!
Like Dan just posted “Sold out.”
At least it didn’t come with any ugly coins, but no thanks!!
I tried to order one for myself last night and the girl would not put it on my account.. so I get an email this morning and called and they are out again.. what the hell.. this is totally wrong for letting people order 10 at a time and leave nothing for no one else.. and I bet they are calling back again and getting 10 more.. this is really uncalled for..
cash i$ king….
5700 or 6000 units and 10 per household, doesn’t make any sense. I just wanted one. What happened to one per for the first 24 hours?
I ordered 5 sets & got three consecutive serial numbers! Such beautiful & historic sets for sure. Wonder if they will go up in value on the secondary market? (I am keeping all 5 of my sets for me & my four nephews).
Happy collecting everyone!