Commemorative Coin Program
The Event That Changed The World
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued his famous challenge to Congress and the American people: “I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” The United States Mint commemorates the moment our country’s best and brightest met that challenge. With stunning imagery that puts its owners on the surface of the Moon itself, the Mint’s collection celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Join us as we celebrate the highlights of this era-defining mission; relive the hope, the excitement, and national pride of the first Moon landing with an amazing Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin.
2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar
From Launch Control at Cape Kennedy, Florida, on July 16, to astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission at the launch of the historic mission: "Good luck and Godspeed." Commander Armstrong replied, "Thank you very much. We know this will be a good flight."
2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Five-Dollar Gold Coin
Command Module Pilot Michael Collins to Mission Control, July 16: "Houston, it's been a real change for us. Now we are able to see stars again and recognize constellations for the first time on the trip. The sky is full of stars, just like the nights on Earth. …"
2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Clad Half Dollar
Commander Armstrong to Mission Control upon approaching the Moon, July 19: "We're getting this first view of the landing approach. …It looks very much like the pictures, but like the difference between watching a real football game and watching it on TV—no substitute for actually being here."
2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five Ounce Proof Silver Dollar
Commander Armstrong to Mission Control upon landing on the Moon, July 20: "The Eagle has landed."
“We choose to go to the Moon. We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win...”
– President John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962