Commemorative Coin Program
The United States Mint is excited to introduce the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program marking one of the most ground-breaking events in American history—the first manned landing on the Moon. A marvel of technology and American ingenuity, the epic event answered the challenge set forth by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to “achieve the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” The goal was met on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility.
This year, we honor that historic achievement with the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program, a collection of coins as unique in construction as they are stunning to behold. The program comprises curved coins in gold, silver and clad. The design of the coins’ obverse is a nod to the space missions that led up to the Moon landing, while the reverse features a representation of the famous “Buzz Aldrin on the Moon” photograph.
2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Silver Dollar
A mirror-like proof finish provides a stunning backdrop for a design celebrating one of our Nation’s most esteemed accomplishments in 99.9% silver. The reverse design is an artistic representation of the famous “Buzz Aldrin on the Moon” photograph, while the obverse displays a footprint on the lunar surface, with a nod to prior missions.Shop Now
2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Five-Dollar Gold Coin
The United States is the only country ever to have attempted and succeeded in landing humans on a celestial body off the Earth and safely returning them home, completing an unprecedented engineering, scientific, and political achievement. Honor the golden anniversary of that moment with this curved keepsake struck in gold with a brilliant proof finish.Shop Now
2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Five-Ounce Proof Silver Dollar
This piece marks several first-time achievements for the United States Mint. It is the first five-ounce coin featuring a proof finish with a reeded edge. It is also the first five-ounce coin to feature a curved design. The coin, struck in 99.9% fine silver, measures 3 inches in diameter and makes a perfect centerpiece for this series.Shop Now
2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Clad Half Dollar
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, to carry out its mission to land a man on the Moon. Four days later, on July 20, almost 530 million people watched astronaut Neil Armstrong take the first steps on the lunar surface. Relive the moment or bring it to life for a new generation with an Apollo 11 coin minted in clad.Shop Now
Surcharges in the amount of $35 for each $5 gold coin sold; $10 for each silver dollar sold; $5 for each half dollar sold; and $50 for each five-ounce silver dollar sold are authorized to be paid to three recipient organizations. Half of the total is authorized to be paid to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s “Destination Moon” exhibit; one quarter to the Astronauts Memorial Foundation; and one quarter to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.