Hand-signed by Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise. Released on January 24th, this coin comes from the official Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Coin Program Launch Ceremony at Kennedy Space Center. This 1/4 ounce gold coin was minted to celebrate the first manned moon landing and is the first United States gold coin with a proof finish, reeded edge, and curved shape.
Graded PR70DCAM by PCGS, this coin comes with both a US Mint Certificate of Authenticity and an insert hand-signed by Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise. Includes OGP (Original Government Packing) with COA.
Fred Haise, in full Fred Wallace Haise, Jr. Born November 14, 1933, Biloxi, Mississippi, U. , American astronaut, participant in the Apollo 13 mission (April 1117, 1970), in which an intended Moon landing was canceled because of a rupture in a fuel-cell oxygen tank in the service module.Haise became a naval aviation cadet in 1952 and served as a fighter pilot in the U. After obtaining a bachelors degree (1959) from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Haise joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a test pilot; he was selected for the manned space program in 1966. After the Apollo program was closed in 1977, Haise was assigned to the space shuttle program for two years. He then retired from NASA and accepted an executive position with the Grumman Aerospace Corporation (later Northrop Grumman Corporation); he retired from the company in 1996. Apollo 13, Ron Howards film about the 1970 mission, was released in 1995 to critical acclaim. [Source of Haise Biography: The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica]. The item "Apollo 11 Gold $5 Coin -1st Day Launch Ceremony- Signed by Fred Haise -PCGS PR70" is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Commemorative\Modern Silver/Clad (1982-Now)". The seller is "amfcse" and is located in Orlando, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.