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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing Celebrates Apollo 11 and the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with a Special $50 Currency Set

July 11, 2019

Contact: Lydia Washington (202) 874-3487

Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2019) - In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce the Apollo 11 $50 Currency Set!

The Apollo 11 $50 Currency Set features an uncirculated, series 2013 $50 Federal Reserve note, with a serial number beginning with "1969," and an engraved representation of the famous "Buzz Aldrin on the Moon" photograph, taken July 20, 1969.  The reflection in Aldrin's visor - that includes Neil Armstrong, the United States flag, and the lunar lander - is embossed.  The note is protected by a clear, acid-free, polymer sleeve, and the engraved print features a limited edition number that corresponds with the last four digits of the serial number on the $50 note.

The first day of sale for the Apollo 11 $50 Currency Set is Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (ET), and is limited to 6,000 units.  This product is $85.95, with a discounted price of $82.95 for quantities of 10 or more. Household quantity purchase limit restrictions for 10 units will be imposed during the first 24-hours of release.  To order, click here.

BEP products may be ordered through the U.S. Mint (Mint) by telephone, toll free, at 1(800) USA-MINT (872-6468), and through the Mint’s online store at https://catalog.usmint.gov/.  Products are also available for purchase in BEP’s Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas Visitor Center gift shops.For additional information about the BEP or U.S. currency, please visit bep.gov and follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @USMoneyfactory.