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Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Designs to be Reviewed by CCAC

The United States Mint announces that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will hold a telephonic public meeting November 17, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage. Agenda: Review and discussion […]

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Apollo 17-Flown Silver Robbins Medallion Owned by Last Moonwalker in Heritage Space Exploration Auction

One of approximately 80 silver Robbins Medallions that flew on Apollo 17, which once belonged to the last man to walk on the moon, could bring $50,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Space Exploration Auction June 5 in Dallas, Texas. Apollo 17 Flown MS68 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 159, Originally from the Personal […]

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Apollo 13 Commemorative High Relief Silver Coins Mark 50th Anniversary

Special Permission Granted by NASA for use of the ‘Meatball’ logo 2020 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission Portrays the iconic image of the Lunar Module splashing down in the South Pacific Ocean with the parachutes falling behind it Mintage of only 650 The Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release […]

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The U.S. Mint and NASA Celebrate Decades of Coins and Space

What’s been to Mars, the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Kuiper Belt? The answer may surprise you – U.S. coins   U.S. coins have journeyed to the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, Mars, and even the Kuiper Belt. Image courtesy United States Mint Our coins have journeyed across space […]

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The Coin Analyst: Recent Medallic Works by Joel Iskowitz on Apollo 11 and World War I

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. Acclaimed coin and medal designer Joel Iskowitz — one of the most prolific living American medallic artists – has been keeping busy since moving on last year from his position as a member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). He recently shared information about some of […]

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CAG-Certified Beta Cloth From Michael Collins Collection Realizes $81,250

A piece of Apollo 11-flown Beta cloth from the Michael Collins Collection sold for $81,250 after it was certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®). Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin served as the crew for the important Apollo 11 mission, the first to put men on the moon. After their return, the three astronauts […]

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CAG-Certified Beta Cloth From Michael Collins Collection Realizes $81,250

A piece of Apollo 11-flown Beta cloth from the Michael Collins Collection sold for $81,250 after it was certified by Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG®). Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin served as the crew for the important Apollo 11 mission, the first to put men on the moon. After their return, the three astronauts […]

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50oz Silver Coin with Gold Inset Commemorates First Man on the Moon

Stunning 50 oz Coin with 1/10 oz Gold Insert Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of an amazing new coin that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the First Man on the Moon and includes the official NASA logo for which special permission has been granted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) […]

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New Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Titanium Coin From NASA Tracking Station Ascension Island

New versions of the 50th Anniversary of the First Man on the Moon coin from Ascension Island released   Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of two new versions of this coin design commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First Man on the Moon which includes the official NASA logo for which special […]

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BEP Celebrates 1st Moon Landing With Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Engraved Print Collection

By Bureau of Engraving and Printing …… To mark the Apollo 11 moon landing’s 50th anniversary, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Engraved Print Collection! The Enrollment (subscription) Program launches Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (ET). This collection features three beautifully engraved […]

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2019 Apollo 11 coin designs take flight four years after program proposed

On October 11 at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the designs of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins were unveiled with considerable fanfare by the U.S

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2019 Apollo 11 coin designs take flight fours years after program proposed

On October 11 at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the designs of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coins were unveiled with considerable fanfare by the U.S

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Watch the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Unveiling

At 10:30 AM this morning, the United States Mint will unveil the design of the 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin. The coin is authorized by Public Law 114-282, which calls for the production of a curved $5 gold coin, curved $1 silver coins, curved half-dollar clad coins, and a curved 5-ounce $1 silver […]

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Tomorrow’s 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin design unveiling

The 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin design unveiling will take place tomorrow Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m

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Space-Flown Armstrong Items to be Exhibited at the World’s Fair of Money

The exhibit at the NGC booth includes Apollo 11 Robbins Medals, which show an early version of the design eventually used on the Eisenhower dollar. Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG™) will present selections from the Armstrong Family Collection at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, which is being held Aug. 14-18 in Philadelphia. CAG […]

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CCG Launches Collectibles Authentication Guaranty (CAG); Armstrong Family Collection Certified

Collectibles Authentication Guaranty preserves the provenance of collectibles tied to prominent people, such as the first person to walk on the moon. SARASOTA, Fla. (July 20, 2018) — The Certified Collectibles Group® (CCG®) has launched its seventh member company: Collectibles Authentication Guaranty™ (CAG™), an expert and impartial certification service that works directly with collectors, estates, artists and […]

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Numismatic Memorabilia From the American Space Race to Sell This Week at Heritage Auctions

By CoinWeek ….. When astronaut and Apollo 11 Mission Commander Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface at 10:56 Eastern Time on July 21, 1969, it was the culmination of the great scientific and engineering effort known as the Space Race. Among their other military and geopolitical rivalries, the Space Race pitted the United States […]

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U.S. Mint News: 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Design Contest Opens May 1

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Starting Monday, May 1, the United States Mint will begin accepting entries to its design contest for the 2019 Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemorative coin program. Signed into law on December 16, 2016 by President Barack Obama, the act authorizes the Mint to mint a $5 gold Uncirculated coin, a […]

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Modern Commemoratives – 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Coin Bill Passes House

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   On Monday, December 5, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation authorizing the production and sale of commemorative coins honoring the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing – the first time mankind had ever set foot upon the surface of another planetary body. The bill (H.R. […]

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Canada: 25th Anniversary of First Canadian Woman in Space Celebrated on New Silver Curved Coin

On November 1, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a celebratory coin that remembers the day Canada’s first female astronaut blasted off into space: January 22, 1992, aboard the United States space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-42. Twenty-five years later, Canadians celebrate her inspiring accomplishment with the world’s first-ever curved and glow-in-the-dark silver coin, which was unveiled by Dr

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