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.