2019 Moon Landing Coins - FINALLY

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Clawcoins, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Since at least 2016 we've been chatting now and again about Moon Landing coins.
    They are finally here.

    excerpts from the Mint Press Release:
    https://www.usmint.gov/news/press-r...1-50th-anniversary-commemorative-coin-program
    The obverse and reverse designs will be featured on the four coins in the program:
    • a $5 gold coin,
    • a standard size $1 silver coin,
    • a half dollar clad coin,
    • and a five ounce $1 silver proof coin.
    In a manufacturing first for the Mint, the five ounce silver proof coin will be curved, as will the other coins in the program.

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    https://www.usmint.gov/news/press-r...1-50th-anniversary-commemorative-coin-program
     
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Now this is the most exciting release I ever seen from the mint. Bravo!!!!
     
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  4. midtncoin

    midtncoin Well-Known Member

    So now both commem sets for 2019 have been announced. Looks like the moon landing set will be first and the american legion set will be second (if I'm reading the press releases correctly). And it looks like both sets will be the typical half/dollar/$5 tri-fecta with the moon set offering the additional 5 ounce silver. I'm looking forward to the curved designs for the moon sets as I missed out on the baseball set back in 2014. It is unusual that the mint would offer two gold $5's in the same year. They did it in 2016 with the Mark Twain and National Parks offerings. Before that, the last year with multiple gold offerings was 1997.
     
  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they are going to curve the gold coin?

    Either way, I'm going to buy the Full Set ... assuming there isn't one of those 5 second all sold scenarios.
     
  6. Sullysullinburg

    Sullysullinburg Well-Known Member

    I mean it all depends on mintages and household limits, but it seems very possible it could sell out fast. Should be a very popular set.
     
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  7. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Did the metal fly to the moon? Onset question. I own a small medal from a previous flight. I’m assuming not, but I’d buy one if it were the case.
     
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  8. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    "Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars
    Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars"
     
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  9. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    We knew about the helmet side, and I neither love nor hate the footprint side. It's not what I expected to see. Let's leave it at that for now.
     
  10. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I predict a rocketing fast sellout :hungover:
    Then the secondary market will push the prices to the Moon, :rolleyes:
    and as time passes the prices will have a soft landing back to normal Earth levels. o_O

    That's assuming @V. Kurt Bellman doesn't buy them all. :nailbiting: He seems "Over the Moon" about them. :eek:

    :)
     
  11. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    I'm predicting high limits that won't endanger not being able to get what you want. Maybe the 5 ounce will be scarce.
     
  12. Wingnut6999

    Wingnut6999 Currency loving custodian

    Instead of mercury Gemini Apollo, how about one small step for man. Just sayin.
     
  13. goombanj

    goombanj Member

    Can I cash this in for the coins? IMG_20181012_101011563_HDR.jpg IMG_20181012_101046786_HDR.jpg
     
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  14. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    While the footprint is an iconic symbol, for a coin design it's lazy.
     
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  15. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Oh, now your stepping all over their decision making process ... :rolleyes:

    get it. "stepping all over" ... "footprint" :wideyed: ... okay, bad joke. :angelic:
     
  16. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

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  17. Santinidollar

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  18. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I see a RUSH for the Special Set.
    modified excerpt from that link

    The 5-ounce silver dollar will be the first 5-ounce silver U.S. coin struck with
    • a Proof finish,
    • reeded edge
    • and curved format.
    • It will only be issued in Proof.

    The gold coin, .900 fine silver dollar and copper-nickel clad half dollar will be struck in both
    • Proof
    • and Uncirculated versions.

    Mint Limits
    • The gold coin has a maximum production of 50,000 coins,
    • the 1.5-inch silver dollar is limited to 400,000 coins
    • and the copper-nickel clad half dollar is restricted to 750,000 coins.
    • The 5-ounce silver Proof is restricted to a production run of 100,000 coins.
    MINT MARKS
    • The gold $5 coins will be struck at the West Point Mint and bear the W Mint mark.
    • The 1.5-inch silver dollar will be struck in Proof and Uncirculated at the Philadelphia Mint and bear the P Mint mark.
    • The 5-ounce silver 3-inch dollar will also be struck at the Philadelphia Mint with the P Mint mark.
    • The copper-nickel clad half dollar will be struck at the San Francisco Mint in Proof with the S Mint mark and in Uncirculated finish at the Denver Mint with the D Mint mark.

    Special set
    The Mint will offer a limited-edition two-coin half dollar set restricted to a product limit of 100,000 sets and a household ordering limit of five sets.

    The sets will contain a Proof 2019-S Apollo 11 50th Anniversary clad half dollar and an Enhanced Reverse Proof 2019-S clad Kennedy half dollar. The Kennedy half dollar will be struck at the San Francisco Mint with S Mint mark.

    The Enhanced Reverse Proof coin will only be made available in the set and not offered individually or as part of another packaging option, according to U.S. Mint spokesman Michael White.
     
  19. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    now I'm gonna have to budget TWO gold coins. The Proof and Uncirculated. yikes.
     
  20. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    How is THAT different from any modern $5 gold issue?
     
  21. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Frankly, when I first saw the reverse, my eye said “There’s a beetle on that coin.”

    Overall, to me, it’s s continuation of the trend of our coinage looking more like it was drawn, rather than engraved. Call me old fashioned and a fossil if you wish.

    I’m sure I’ll try to buy something. But what, I don’t know.
     
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