Apollo 11 commemorative coin puts its best moon foot forward

CNET | 10/11/2018 | Amanda Kooser
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The US Mint marks the Apollo 11 mission with this coin design.

The US Mint chose one of the most famous and enduring images from NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 mission to decorate a series of commemorative coins dedicated to the moon landing. Yes, it's a footprint.

NASA - Buzz - Aldrin - Indentations - Spacesuit

NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin photographed the indentations left by his spacesuit boot on the dusty lunar surface. That mark inspired the Mint's design, which takes a little artistic license by filling in the shadows.

Buzz Aldrin left this mark on the moon in 1969.

Obverse - Artwork - Maine - Sculptor - Gary

The obverse artwork comes from Maine sculptor Gary Cooper, who included an inscription reading Mercury, Gemini and Apollo to mark the NASA programs that led up to the first crewed...
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