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.
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.
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:
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.