The coin is not only great for those with an interest in exploration and those looking for inspiration, but it is also a patriotic choice given the importance of the event as a major American victory in the space race during the heart of the Cold War. The coin is one of seven, all domed bearing the same designs, to mark the occasion, and these are just the second ever domed coins issued by the US Mint. Part of a mintage of 50,000 pieces, this coin bears the "W" mint mark of the West Point Mint, where it was struck from 8.359 g of. Exquisite Footprint Design by Gary Cooper.
Gary Cooper won a contest held to determine the obverse design. His image features a footprint on the surface of the moon, representing, as Neil Armstrong put it, One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.
" The names of the NASA programs that built up to and included the lunar landing, "MERCURY, " "GEMINI, " and "APOLLO, are inscribed along the top. They are joined by depictions of the moon in various stages. Other inscriptions on this face include the date, "2019, " and the national motto, IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse design comes from a famous photograph taking on the moon. The convex design replicates the subject of the photo, Buzz Aldrin's helmet.The helmet's visor shows a clear reflection of Neil Armstrong standing between the American flag and the lunar module on the surface of the moon. The face value, "FIVE DOLLARS, " joins them on the visor, while other parts of the helmet bear the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one). Buzz Aldrin on the Moon Photograph. We cannot make any price adjustments after the sale is complete. Product Photo Policy: MCM attempts to display product images shown on the site as accurately as possible. We take all of our photos in house and due to reflections on the mirrored or proof surfaces of a coin there may appear to be'black' when there is not. If a coin has a color on it at all it will be described as'colorized' in the description or title. Due to the large inventory we sell, we use stock photos. Serial numbers will vary from the image shown unless specifically stated in the product listing that the item pictured is the item you will receive. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS POLICY: We are accepting international orders from select countries. These charges are the customer's responsibility. However, we cannot guarantee this due to the volume of orders we process each day. Beyond the 30-day return period, Company is under no obligation to accept return of any product, but may in its discretion do so pursuant to this policy, for up to one year from the invoice date.
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