Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Collection Sale Launches Jan. 24 at KSC Visitor Center
By Space Coast Daily // January 20, 2019
collection includes four beautifully crafted commemorative curved coins
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – A ceremony to launch the sale of the U.S. Mint’s new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Collection, coin purchasing and astronaut autograph opportunities is set for January 24 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will also host the event.
Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 astronaut, will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony.
The commemorative coin collection celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing with four beautifully crafted commemorative curved coins: a five-dollar gold, silver dollar, clad half dollar and five-ounce proof silver dollar.
Following the ceremony, the commemorative coins will be available for purchase at the Information Building at the front entrance of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex or online through the U.S. Mint website.
Those who purchase any coin(s) will receive one commemorative coin booklet. Limited quantities of the commemorative coins will be available for purchase.
Veteran NASA astronauts Dan Brandenstein, Curt Brown, Tom Jones and Bruce Melnick will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. to sign commemorative booklets for those who purchased a coin in the Space Shop.
Admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex must be purchased to attend autograph signings.
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