This uncirculated half dollar celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing on July 20, 1969, and the efforts of the United States space program leading up to this historic event. The obverse design features inscriptions for Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, separated by phases of the Moon, and a footprint on the lunar surface. The reverse features a representation of a photograph of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, with Neil Armstrong reflected in the visor of Aldrin's helmet. This coin was minted at the Denver Mint and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
In or Related to Nixon Library Exhibitions
This limited edition half dollar coin design by the United States Mint coincides with the Nixon Library's exhibition Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. The exhibition looks back at the Space Race of the 1950s and 1960s, highlighting the scientific and technological advancements that were developed to ensure the success of the mission. On view through January 12.
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