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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Five-Ounce Proof Silver Dollar

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If I decide to get the Apollo silver coin, it will be the first time that I bought anything from the US Mint since buying the 2018 1/10-oz American Liberty Gold earlier this year. This coin will be unique (IMO) in that this will be 5-oz .999 silver coin that is curved. Yeah I might splurge on this coin when it becomes available for sale on 1-24-2019.
 

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Sorry wont pay over 20 an ounce for just plain silver
 

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And the brains behind this mint authorized subsidy of the Smithsonian and astronaut memorial and scholarship puts the price of these beyond reasonable.
"The law that authorizes the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program also requires the Mint to collect surcharges from coin sales—$35 for each gold coin, $10 for each $1 silver coin, $5 for each half-dollar coin, and $50 for each five ounce silver proof coin "

That's a minimum of a $10 premium per ounce! Yikes
 

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Isn't the smaller one considered a commemorative dollar?
...and commemorative dollars are not one-ounce coins.
the purity is off - so not a real silver dollar. coinage act of 1792., i believe, set the standard at 90 percent pure, not 99

wtf? i was under the impression that commem silver dollars met the standard for real american money
 
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the purity is off - so not a real silver dollar. coinage act of 1792., i believe, set the standard at 90 percent pure, not 99
That too. I've always thought that commemorative dollars were what I call coin silver. Ie: same composition as Morgans and Peace dollars.
 

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the purity is off - so not a real silver dollar. coinage act of 1792., i believe, set the standard at 90 percent pure, not 99

wtf? i was under the impression that commem silver dollars met the standard for real american money
This is the FIRST dollar coin ever made .999. Do not know if it makes it more collectible or not.

From Coinworld https://www.coinworld.com/news/us-c...ommemorative-coins-striking-ceremony.all.html
Both silver dollars are the first of their kind in the traditional U.S. commemorative coin program. The 5-ounce silver dollar is the first of that denomination and the 1.5-inch silver dollar is the first struck on a .999 fine silver planchet instead of a .900 fine silver planchet.

I wonder if the Apollo 5 ounce puck is from the same press as the ATB. If so expect it won't be retired after the ATB series.
 

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The five ounce puck is the correct weight but look at the 999 silver dollar weight:


And the half dollar is even worse.
400,000 max limit???? Yeah that sounds high for a coin that is going to be for sale for a very high premium. JMHO.
 

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400k is the max for two coins combined and yes...it's up there but the same as the Baseball HOF curved which sold out (the first time) in two weeks. HOF and Apollo will have the same $10 surcharge but it looks like the Apollo will be .999 silver vs. .900
 

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To be honest here, I plan to buy this coin because I like this coin. I like this coin because I currently have some space-themed '70's Franklin Mint sterling silver art bars and rounds that I purchased recently from a LCS and those items lead me to have a liking to certain space-themed silver and the 2019 Apollo 11 5-oz ,999 silver coin will fit the bill IMO.
 

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My WAG on the price of this Apollo 11 50Th Anniversary. 5-oz .999 silver coin: $180 to $215 price range. We will see as the release date get closer.
 

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I may buy this to add to my New Mexico ATB display. Supposedly the sound stage where the “moon landings” occurred is in NM.
 

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I won’t be buying, but I admit the 5oz looks cool.
 

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Yep I am going to get that Apollo 11 5-oz .999 silver coin. I sold my last George Rogers "P" puck today for a decent profit on ebay and I will use those proceeds to buy that Apollo 11 coin. I am ready to go on this.