Giant Leap Print From Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Series Launches

by CoinNews.net on July 19, 2019 · 7 comments

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) released today its 2019 Giant Leap Engraved Print, the third and final card from its Apollo 11 50th Anniversary collection. Each of the prior engravings is no longer available.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Engraved Print Collection - Giant Leap

BEP image of its “Giant Leap” engraved print

The series celebrates the semicentenary of the first manned Moon landing on July 20, 1969.

"This print captures the historic moment as the world eagerly looked skyward and heard Neil Armstrong’s voice as he declared ‘One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’," describes the BEP.

Called the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Engraved Print: Giant Leap, it measures 11" x 8 1/2" and is $20. It features engravings of Neil Armstrong saluting the U.S. flag and an embossed footprint on the lunar surface.

Each print in the series is limited to 8,000.

The first print from the collection, titled Mission, was released on Jan. 21. The second one, named The Eagle Has Landed, launched in the spring.

Ordering

The BEP collaborated with the United States Mint and its collectible products are now sold through the U.S. Mint’s e-commerce system. Place orders using the
Special Edition Prints
section of the Mint’s website at:

https://catalog.usmint.gov/engraved-prints/special-edition-prints/

This print is the third product released from the BEP in the last 30 days.

On Tuesday, July 16, the bureau issued the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Currency Set for $85.95. The set holds an uncirculated $50 with a serial number beginning with "1969" and an engraved print of the iconic "Buzz Aldrin on the Moon" photograph. It is no longer available.

On June 18, the BEP released its $2 Rocketship product for $9.95. Still available, 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.

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I enrolled is this set when I received US Mint notification of this product.

I’m certain the “Enrollments” sold out of all three releases even though they had a “Release Date.”

Nice to have all three at the $17.00 enrollment price without any hassles.

Steve
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Already gone! Household limit – None!

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They were “Sold Out” before they were released.

mike
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I refreshed right a 12:00 noon and got 10 prints tried for 10 more: 30 seconds later sold out

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Carl, Cincinnati area

There was a problem with this item. The enrollment was deleted in error. I called just after 8 this morning about it, they checked it out and I received the order confirmation at 10:32 so they recovered so hopefully everyone that had subscribed for the item will have all three of the set.

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Christopher Williams

Thank goodness there was no issue with my Enrollment. I already received shipping confirmation on my five.

Chas Barber
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Another clusterphuck courtesy of the USM @ least they could kiss me