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Robert Pearlman
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Coin World reports in its March 10, 2014 issue that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee has proposed a coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 in 2019.
...the CCAC voted unanimously to suggest in its annual report that the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Moon Landing by Apollo 11 astronauts should be marked with a commemorative coin in 2019.

That recommendation will go to Congress, which legislatively decides what commemorative coins the Mint should issue.

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posted 06-16-2015 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Lawmakers call for golden curved coins to mark Apollo 11 golden anniversary

The United States Mint may strike gold curved coins to commemorate the golden anniversary of the first moon landing, if a new bill is signed into law.

A bipartisan group of five members of Congress on June 10 introduced legislation that would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to mint the coins to mark five decades since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched to the moon in July 1969. The "Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act" (HR 2726) calls for gold, silver and half-dollar clad coins to be struck in 2019.

"The United States remains the only country to have ever landed humans on a celestial body off the Earth," stated Representative Bill Posey (FL-08), who co-sponsored the bill and was a member of the Apollo launch team in 1969. "Honoring that great feat and recognizing [the] astronauts ... is what our bipartisan legislation is all about."

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posted 06-16-2015 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-17-2016 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Public support urged for Apollo 11 curved coins legislation

The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is still three years away, but the opportunity for the United States Treasury to issue coins commemorating the Apollo 11 mission's half-centennial is now fleeting.

...in the year since the bill's introduction, the "Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act" has gained nearly 300 cosponsors — more than enough to pass if put up for a vote in the House. But on the Senate side, the situation is different.

The companion bill was introduced only three months ago and has just four cosponsors. With the Senate's scheduled recesses between now and December, there are only 43 days remaining for the act to be passed before the whole process would have to start over with the next Congress.

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Even on a "proof" side of the $1 and $5, the curvature would be difficult to pull off, too much room for errors. Though a great collectible, do not recall many curved coinage anywhere. Certainly no chance on the circulated coinage side of things with such curvature. Still sounds as if NASA is tooting their own horn a bit much for future funding.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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In 2014, the US issued a curved coin to commemmorate the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

And ditto no chance on the circulated coinage. They wouldn't work in vending machines and fare boxes.

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posted 08-18-2016 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The coin is not meant to be circulated, though like the Mint's other commemorative issues (two per year), they will be legal tender.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative issued in 2014 was the United States' first curved coin and it was wildly successfully, quickly selling out.

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