Two scarce Apollo 11 commemorative coins created by Daniel Carr in 1998 for the US Mint small ‘golden’ dollar circulating coin. The first is a 2019-D Apollo Astronaut ‘golden’ one dollar prototype over-strike coin, 1″ in diameter, with the face showing an Apollo Astronaut on the moon with a flag, lunar lander, and Earth in the background; the 13 stars in the background symbolize the future colonization of space, the "D" represents a ‘Denver’ mint mark, and a small "DC" (designer's initials) are visible to bottom center. The reverse shows the denomination and reads, “United States of America,” with an eagle soaring above the sun, and the eleven major rays are a reference to the Apollo 11 mission. The second coin is a 2001-D Apollo Astronaut brass concept ‘one roller’ coin, 1″ in diameter, with a main astronaut design similar to the ‘2019-D’ coin encircled with raised text, “United States of America, 2001”; the year these coins would be issued at the time of design was unknown, so the date of “2001” was given in honor of the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey. The reverse of the coin shows the soaring eagle against sun and encircled raised text: “Liberty, One Roller.” The 2001-D coin is encapsulated in a plastic ICG holder and graded PR69 DCAM.
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