|Starting with the George
Washington dollar in early 2007, four presidential
dollars have been released each year since. The year 2016
marks the end of the Presidential Dollar Coin series with
the final three coins in the series - Richard Nixon,
Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. What's next? As new
themes and designs are proposed, they will be chronicled
On June 10, 2015, House Bill H.R. 2726 - "The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act", was introduced into the 114th Congress "to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon." The bill requires that up to 50,000 $5 gold pieces; 400,000 silver $1; and 750,000 Half Dollars be struck for numismatic purposes in both uncirculated and proof. The bill also allows up to 100,000 5 oz. silver dollars be struck in proof only. The bill states that the coins are to be convex. The bill does not call for a "circulating" coin to commemorate the July 20, 1969 moon landing.
Daniel Carr's Proposed Small Dollar For 2019
This is not the first time Mr. Carr has had a concept for a coin with an Astronaut theme. Previous designs have been for One Dollar and Two Dollar coins. They can be seen on Moonlight Mint's website. See other Daniel Carr proposed One Dollar designs at SmallDollars.com's website.
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