Half Dollar Signed by One of Kennedy’s Astronauts!
“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”
— President John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy spoke those words to a large crowd at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas on September 12, 1962. It echoed his comments made to a joint session of Congress the year before in which he called for the United States to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Sadly, Kennedy never saw his call to action fulfilled. An assassin’s bullet may have cut him down, but America prevailed and completed the task JFK had set out before her.
One of the people instrumental in accomplishing this mission was Charles “Charlie” Duke, who served as CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) for the landmark Apollo 11 mission that enthralled the world during the summer of 1969 by successfully landing a man on the moon. Serving as the central point of communication between Mission Control and the three-man crew, Duke's Texas accent not only helped guide astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin as they made their momentous journey to the moon’s surface, but became THE voice of Mission Control as his distinctive southern drawl struck a note with television viewers across the world.
Three years later, Duke made history of his own as a member of the Apollo 16 mission. Not only was he the tenth man in history to set foot on the moon, but at the age of 36, Charles “Charlie” Duke was – and still is – the youngest person to ever walk on the surface of the moon.
Now, as the 50th anniversary of that first moon landing approaches, we've teamed up with Charlie Duke to add his mark to these First-nedy Silver Half-Dollars. Each coin has been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in gorgeous Gem Proof condition. In addition, each comes sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with a black display core and a full-color label featuring both Duke on the moon and his hand-signed signature!
Featuring U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts’ bust of President John F. Kennedy, thnedy Half-Dollar was originally meant to be a one-year-only tribute to the fallen President. It proved to be so popular, however, that the U.S. Mint has issued it every year since. The coin’s reverse is a modified design of the Presidential Seal by Frank Gasparro, who replaced Roberts as the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver in 1965.
With excitement about the 50thanniversary of the first moon landing building by leaps and bounds, anything associated with the historic event has become of intense interest to collectors and science and space travel buffs. Don't miss out on owning this historic coin with a label signed by a true American hero. Blast off for yours today!
FIRST-YEAR KENNEDY HALF-DOLLAR –Featuring U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts’ bust of President John F. Kennedy, thnedy Half-Dollar was originally meant to be a one-year-only tribute to the fallen President. It proved to be so popular, however, that the U.S. Mint has issued it every year since. The coin’s reverse is a modified design of the Presidential Seal by Frank Gasparro, who replaced Roberts as the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver in 1965.
STRUCK IN GLEAMING SILVER –These first-year Kennedy Half Dollars were struck in 90% silver – the only year these coins were struck in 90% silver for general circulation.
LARGE LEGAL-TENDER COIN –Each large, 30.6 mm coin is 50 cents legal tender in the United States.
GRADED IN GORGEOUS GEM PROOF CONDITION –Yonedy Half-Dollar has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in gorgeous Gem Proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
INCLUDES SIGNATURE OF REAL-LIFE AMERICAN HERO –These coins all feature an exclusive label personally signed by astronaut Charles “Charlie” Duke, CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) for the landmark Apollo 11 mission.
pre-1905 Morgan $1 BU
Great eye appeal makes this a popular date among collectors. This coin would fit well in a Brilliant Uncirculated set of Morgan Dollars!
Contains .7734 oz of Silver.
Multiples of 20 are packaged in protective plastic tubes. All other coins will be in protective packaging.
Mintage of 19,183,000 coins.
Obverse: Shows Liberty, facing left, wearing a Phrygian cap with the word "Liberty" on her hair band.
Reverse: Features a bald eagle clutching an olive branch in one talon and a bundle of arrows in the other.
This issue features no mintmark as it was minted in Philadelphia.
Minted from 1878-1921, this design by George T. Morgan is considered to be one of the most beloved designs of American coinage. This piece of history will instantly add value to your investment portfolio or personal collection. Add this 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar to your cart today!
Peace $1 BU
1922-1935 - 90% SILVER PEACE DOLLAR BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED "The obverse side of the Peace Dollar shows the profile, facing left, of a crowned Lady Liberty with hair flowing behind her. The reverse pictures an American eagle resting on a rocky outcropping, peering at the sun through its rays. The word "Peace" is written on the rock where the eagle is standing on. The Lady Liberty was modelled by Teresa, wife of Italian immigrant Anthony de Francisci who won the contest for the design of the peace dollar. The peace dollar is special in the sense that it commemorates the restoration of peace after World War I."
$5 Liberty BU
This vintage coin is a great investment for collectors and investors alike having circulated in the U.S. more than 100 years ago. With low premiums over the spot price of Gold, these coins are a great way to add to any investment portfolio.
Contains .2419 oz of Gold.
Multiples of 40 are packaged in plastic tubes. All other coins will be in protective packaging.
Obverse: Shows Liberty, facing left, encircledrs with the word "Liberty" on her hair band.
Reverse: Features a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast. Surrounding the eagle is "United States of America" and the denomination.
Designed by Christian Gobrecht and minted from 1838-1907.
U.S. Mint issue from the following mints: Philadelphia, Carson City, Denver, New Orleans or San Francisco.
$20 St. Gauden BU
These $20 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle coins are ungraded, raw coins in AU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition. Dates range from 1908 – 1928 from either the Philadelphia or San Francisco mint. Mint State Gold selects the dates and mints you receive and feels confident that you will be very pleased with the selections.
Minted from 1907-1933 St. Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagles are considered by many to be the most beautiful type of U.S. coin ever minted. A favorite among collectors and investors, coins from this mintage have historically continued to appreciate due to their significant role in U.S. history, attractiveness to collectors, and brilliant gold content.
AU coins, though on first glance may appear uncirculated, upon closer examination reveal moderate traces of wear or evidence of friction visible on the high points. Generally half to three-quarters of the original mint luster is still present.
$20 Liberty BU
$2.5 Liberty BU
Americas Golden Age of coining may have come in the early 20thcentury, but many of its 19thcentury coins feature Neoclassical styles that investors and collectors enjoy. What makes these coins even more desirable is their status as Pre-1933 gold coins that survived a government collection and meltdown.
Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 50 in plastic tubes.
Contains .1209 oz of .900 gold.
Struck at five United States Mint locations.
Issued with a $2.50 face value.
Features imagery consistent with other gold coins of the era.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the collection and melting of all gold coins in circulation starting in 1933. The effort was designed to bolster American reserves in the face of the economic turmoil of the Great Depression. Surviving coins, like these Pre-1933 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagles, are extremely rare and limited in supply.
The coins in this product listing were struck between 1840 and 1907. At this time, the United States Mint attempted to maintain consistent designs in all of its gold coins. The Lady Liberty and bald eagle designs on this coin were similar to thles and 1839 half-eagles.
On the reverse side of each coin is Lady Libertys left-profile portrait. She is shown with her hair back in a bun and a crown atop her head. The word Liberty is engraved in the crown, with 13 stars around her bust to represent Americas founding colonies.
The obverse features the original heraldic eagle. With a shield on its chest, the eagle holds arrows and an olive branch in its talons. United States of America is engraved around it, with the face value inscribed below as 2 D. Christian Gobrect designed the images on each side of the coin.
The United States Mint produced these coins at its Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, Charlotte, and Dahlonega Mints. These coins are available in brilliant uncirculated condition, with no trace of wear. There is a possibility the coins will show contact marks, spotted surfaces, or breaks in luster.
$10 Liberty BU
2 oz Silver Bullet - .308 Caliber
Lock and load with GFG Ammo. These 2 oz Silver Bullets are made of .999 Fine Silver and are modeled after .308 Caliber Winchester rifle ammunition. Bullets are modeled as replicas and are not intended to be fired.
Lock and load with GFG Ammo. These 10 oz Silver Bullets are made of .999 fine Silver and are modeled after .50 Caliber Browning Machine Gun ammunition. Bullets are modeled as replicas and are not intended to be fired.
Lock and load with GFG Ammo. These 1 oz Silver Bullets are made of .999 fine Silver and are modeled after .45 Caliber Semi-Automatic Colt Pistol ammunition. Bullets are modeled as replicas and are not intended to be fired.