The US Mint Moon Landing Proof Coin Set 1969 - 2019
A carefully curated set of seven PROOF coins - The definitive US Mint Moonlanding Proof Coin Set - celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing in 2019
A stunning set of seven coins - each one in pristine proof condition are brought together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 2019
The complete set of five 1969 USA Mint proof coins - the coins that were issued in the same year that Apollo 11 landed on the Moon sealed in their original US Mint casing includes:
The 1969-S Kennedy Half Dollar
The 1969 Lincoln Cent
The 1969 Jefferson Nickel
The 1969-S Roosevelt Dime
The 1969-S Washington Quarter
The original 'Ike' 1971 Eisenhower Moon Landing Silver Dollar in Proof condition
The 2019 US Mint Moon Landing Proof Silver Dollar
The ultimate tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing - this set is exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
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The US Mint Moonlanding Proof Coin Set 1969 - 2019 - a unique set of the finest proof coins 1969- 2019 issued by the US mint that celebrated the moon landing then, and now, 50 years later
Fifty years ago, on 20 July 1969, the world was transfixed as one of the most unique events in the history of mankind unfolded. It was an event that changed our perceptions of the world forever. It heralded a new dawn and opened up a world of possibilities of lunar bases, manned missions to Mars, and more. It remains mankind’s most outstanding engineering achievement.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo11 Moon landing, the US Mint issued a unique Silver Dollar in 2019 - the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative - with its curved design this striking coin has caused a collecting sensation. It is available today presented together with the original coins of 1969 as one unique prestige coin set, exclusively available from The Bradford Exchange.
The 1969 Proof year Set - including the 1969-S Kennedy Half Dollar
The 1969 Proof Set consists of five coins minted in the year of the moon landing: the Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter, and Kennedy Half Dollar. All coins were produced at the San Francisco Mint and carried the “S” mint mark.
The original 1960’s Kennedy half-dollar is one of those coins that every collector should have in their collection. It pays tribute to one of the truly great leaders of the 20th century. Kennedy was, at the time, the youngest man ever to be elected president - and, alas, the youngest to die on his assassination on November 22, 1963 - aged just 46. The US and world’s grief was such that Congress and the US Mint rushed through a design change on the half dollar denomination in commemoration. On May 25, 1961, amid a fierce space race with the Soviet Union, Kennedy famously pledged to Congress to put a man on the moon by the end of that decade. The following year on September 12, 1962, he repeated the promise, his “We choose to go to the Moon” speech would become one of the defining moments of his abbreviated presidency. Sadly he never lived to see his dream realised seven years later.
1969 saw the end of an era of precious metal in U.S. coinage for circulation and the 1969 Kennedy Half Dollar was the last coin to be placed into circulation that contained any precious metal.
The 1971 Moon Landing Proof Silver Dollar
In 1969 the United States wanted to honour the moon landing on a coin. The US Treasury Department decided to revive the dollar coin a denomination that had not been minted since 1935. In the same year, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the distinguished five-star general and retired president, passed away. Interestingly it was President Eisenhower who had authorised the creation of NASA in 1958, because of this involvement with NASA it was entirely fitting that he was honoured on the obverse of the coin.
As the first U.S. dollar coin in more than 35 years, the 1971 dollar was an exciting event in U.S. coinage history honouring not just an extraordinary American president but also an extraordinary American achievement. These coins have become colloquially known as “Ikes”, and whilst many millions were minted for general circulation at the Philadelphia & Denver Mint just a small fraction were made in real silver and the rarest of them all are the Silver Proofs (less than 4 %) of the total mintage - making this coin exceptionally highly sought-after!
The 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof 999 Silver Dollar
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon the US Mint authorised a commemorative coin program.As required by US Public Law, the Mint invited American artists to design a common obverse image that is emblematic of the United States Space Program leading up to the first manned Moon landing. Gary Cooper of Belfast, Maine, created the winning design.The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary US Mint Commemorative Coin is among the most highly anticipated US Mint issues of the last decade. The coin is particularly noteworthy for its curved design, which resembles the view of the moon’s surface from an astronaut’s helmet.
Exclusive to the Bradford Exchange, this is the definitive Moon Landing 50th Anniversary set, featuring all the official US Mint coin issues together in one prestige PROOF edition set. Order yours today!
|COIN||YEAR OF ISSUE||DENOMINATION:||MINT MARK:||ALLOY:||WEIGHT||DIAMETER||EDGE||OBVERSE DESIGN||REVERSE DESIGN|
|Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Silver Dollar.||2019||One Dollar||P (Philadelphia)||99.9% Silver||26.73 grams||38.1 mm||Milled||Gary Cooper of Belfast, Maine created the obverse design, it features the inscriptions “MERCURY,” “GEMINI,” and “APOLLO” – separated by phases of the Moon – and a boot print on the lunar surface.||The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary US Mint Commemorative Coin is among the most highly anticipated US Mint issues of the last decade. The coin is particularly noteworthy for its curved design, which resembles the view of the moon’s surface from an astronaut’s helmet.|
|The 1971 Moon Landing Proof Silver Dollar||1971||One Dollar||S
|99.9% Silver||22.68 grams||38.1 mm||Reeded||The head of Eisenhower was well modelled by Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro, who was to later explain that his memories of seeing the general in person in 1945 shaped the way in which the artwork was carried out.||Design by Frank Gasparrois based on the Apollo 11 insignia worn by Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins during the Apollo 11 mission|
|The 1969-S Kennedy Half Dollar||1969||Half Dollar||S
|40% Silver, 60% Copper||11.5 grams||30.6 mm||Smooth, plain||The obverse was designed by Gilroy Roberts. The central motif is, of course, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.||Frank Gasparro designed the reverse, a heraldic eagle with its wings outstretched and a shield on its breast, holds 13 arrows in its left talon (symbolising the 13 original states), and an olive branch in its right talon (symbolising peace). In its beak is a scroll with the motto “E Pluribus Unum” (‘Out of Many, One’). The eagle is surrounded by a ring of 50 stars.|
|The Washington Quarter||1969||Quarter Dollar||S
|91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel||5.67 grams||24.3 mm||Smooth, plain||The Washington Quarter design was introduced in 1932 to commemorate the 200th birthday of George Washington. It has since then been one of America’s most popular coin designs and has continued to date with very little design changes - becoming one of the most recognized and enduring of all U.S. coins.|
|The Roosevelt dime||1969||One Dime||S
|91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel||2.27 grams||17.9 mm||Smooth, plain||The Roosevelt dime is the smallest coin in the 1969 Proof Set. It was first released to the public on January 30th, 1946, which would have been Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 64th birthday. The dime was chosen for honouring Roosevelt in large part because of his commitment to the National Foundation for Infant Paralysis, which was popularly known as the March of Dimes because of Roosevelt’s encouragement that Americans send in one dime to fund the foundation. The 1969 issue is considered by many to be a key piece in the copper-nickel clad Roosevelt dime series, 1965 to date.
|The Jefferson Nickel||1969||5 Cent||D (Denver)||75% Copper, 25% Nickel||5 grams||21.21 mm||Smooth, plain||Featuring a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States. The design was first introduced in 1938 and it has remained in use without any significant changes for more than six decades. It was the work of German émigré and American artist Felix Oscar Schlag||The reverse features a front view of Monticello, Jefferson’s mansion near Charlottesville, Virginia.|
|The Lincoln Cent||1969||1 Cent||S
|95% Copper, 5% Zinc||3.11 grams||19 mm||Smooth, plain||The obverse was designed by sculptor Victor David Brenner. The right-facing profile of Lincoln shows the 16th president during his time as the nation’s commander in chief at the height of the Civil Wa||The reverse shows the iconic Washington, D.C. Lincoln memorial. The high detail of the design is sharp enough to reveal a tiny visage of Lincoln sitting in his chair, replicating the 19-foot-tall statue visitors will encounter inside the actual monument.|