Proposed Small Dollars
Beyond 2016



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 here.

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.






Satin Finish


OBVERSE DESIGN

The obverse shows 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.

Daniel Carr's Proposed Small Dollar For 2019


In the Fall of 2015, Daniel Carr, Moonlight Mint, created a beautiful design to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Examples were struck over Sacagawea/Presidential "golden" dollar coins. In late November 2015, six examples of the proposed design were sent to Jim Kolbe, Co-Chairman of the Dollar Coin Alliance. The letter that accompanied the coins is posted below. It lays out a convincing case for a circulating dollar coin for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Future plans are to send struck copies to the U.S. Mint, U.S. Congress, and other involved parties.

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.





SPECIFICATIONS

Date

Planchet

Material

Finish

Diameter

Edge

Mintage

2019-D*

Overstruck on a Sacagawea or Presidential Dollar

Manganese-Brass
Clad

Satin

27mm

Reeded

340**

2019-D*

Overstruck on a Susan B. Anthony Dollar

Copper-Nickel
Clad

Satin

27mm

Reeded

29**

* Struck in 2016
** Subject to change







Proof Finish


REVERSE DESIGN

The reverse shows an Eagle soaring above the Sun. Eleven major sun rays are a reference to the first manned Moon landing mission - Apollo 11.


 





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