Certificated by the PCGS - Professional Coin Grading Service. Perfect FIRST DAY OF ISSUE: PR70DCAM. Signed by Apollo 13 Fred Haise. POPULATION: Thirty (30), Total number in existence! Includes OGP (Original Government Packing) coin holder with COA.
Includes extras (Original Government Packing) Apollo 11. Composition: 90% Gold, 6% Silver, Balance Copper. Overall Height: 0.141 inch.Mint and Mint Mark: West Point - W. A very limited number of 2019 Apollo gold, silver, and clad commemorative coins have been graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with special Apollo 13 50th anniversary inserts, each autographed by Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise to commemorate his historic mission. Fewer than three hundred of these coins across all denominations have been encapsulated, with populations of some fewer than 20. This new insert, which bears the April 11,1970 launch date, has been retired and no more will be produced. These coins also carry the PCGS First Day of Issue designation. This quarter ounce gold coin was minted to celebrate the first manned moon landing and enjoys 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. 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 "POP-30 2019 $5 Gold PR70 PCGS Coin Apollo 11 Commemorative PCGS FDOI Fred Haise" is in sale since Saturday, March 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Commemorative\Modern Gold (1984-Now)".
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