2019 F.R. $5 Gold Apollo 11 50th Anniversary PR70 Limited Edition 360

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2019 F.R. $5 Gold Apollo 11 50th Anniversary PR70 Limited Edition 360
 
This magnificent curved gold proof coin has been issued for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. We showcase the coins in perfect Proof seventy condition by ANACS. Each coin is individually numbered on their certified holders out of just 360 coins. ANACS is the only coin grading service that certifies individually numbered limited editions.
 
The obverse (heads) design features the inscriptions “MERCURY,” “GEMINI,” and “APOLLO,” separated by phases of the Moon, and a footprint on the lunar surface, which together represent the efforts of the United States space program leading up to the first manned Moon landing.
 
The reverse (tails) design features a representation of a close-up of the famous ‘Buzz Aldrin on the Moon’ photograph taken July 20, 1969, that shows just the visor and part of the helmet of astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The reflection in Buzz Aldrin’s helmet includes astronaut Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander.
 
Condition Proof 70 (PR70)  
 
Coins are graded on a 70-point scale with “70” being absolute perfection. In 1948, Dr. William Sheldon, a renowned numismatist, developed the Sheldon Scale, assigning number grades from "1" through "70" to coins. The basis of Sheldon’s theory was that a "70" would be worth 70 times as much as a "1."
 
The term proof coin refers to the method of manufacture of the coin and not the grade of the coin. Proof coins are presentation pieces and made specifically for coin collectors. They are struck using specially prepared coin dies, on a specially prepared coin blanks called a planchets. Proof coins are struck several times on presses operating at slower speeds and higher striking pressure. Because of this extra care, Proofs usually exhibit much sharper detail than regular, or business, strikes. Proof coins certified in PR70 condition should be flawless, fully struck, and lustrous with superb eye appeal. 
 
 
ANACS Certified label
 
A coin collector buys both the coin and the slab. In addition to buying the certification service’s reputation and a numeric grade, the coin buyer purchases the holder as a physical object. ANACS certified First Release individually numbered labels enhance and differentiate your coin from others in the same grade, serving a function beyond recording the coin’s authenticity and condition. The presentation and collectible value of these coins is enhanced by being identified as coveted limited edition of just 360 coins.