This article was originally posted on: 06/20/2017
It has been almost half a century since the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing. A few months ago, Congress enacted legislation to produce a gold, silver and clad coin to commemorate the moon landing.
The Mint recently revealed the image that will potentially be placed on the reverse side of every coin. It is going to based off of the photo that Neil Armstrong took of Buzz Aldrin on that day. It features a reflection of the moon, Neil Armstrong, the American flag, and their spacecraft.
The reverse side will most likely be curved to mimic the visor that astronauts wear. This is like the coins that were released for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. The coins were convex on the reverse to represent a baseball, while the obverse was concave to represent a glove.
The obverse design of the coins are still being created and selected. There is an open competition to decide which designs will be selected.
When the coins are finally released in July of 2019, the proceeds from the sales will benefit the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, and the National Air and Space Museum.