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1972 Apollo 17 Last Moon Mission 5-pc Tribute Set BU w/Mission Patch
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U.S. Coin Set Pays Tribute to Last Manned Mission to the Moon
When Apollo 17’s lunar lander blasted off from the surface of the moon on December 14, 1972, it marked the last time humans set foot on the moon. Few people remember, however, that there was supposed to be three more missions to the moon, but due to budget cutbacks, a major global oil crisis, and waning public interest, the remaining equipment built for those missions was repurposed for other projects or ended up as exhibits in science museums.
Today, as America celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s first successful moon landing in 1969, renewed interest has been given to the other Apollo missions. Not only was Apollo 17 the final manned mission to the moon, it was the first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and the last time a Saturn V rocket was used. The crew spent three days on the moon and had three moonwalks lasting a total of 22 hours, 3 minutes and 57 seconds. By contrast, Apollo 11 spent one day on the moon and conducted one moonwalk lasting 2 hours, 31 minutes and 40 seconds. In addition, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt was the first geologist to be part of an Apollo mission and Commander Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, also set the lunar land speed record while driving a Lunar Roving Vehicle – affectionally nicknamed the “Moon Buggy” – when he reached a top speed of 11.2 miles per hour. Thanks to the Lunar Rover, Cernan and Schmitt were able to cover more than 22 miles and travel nearly 5 miles away from the Lunar lander.
While millions of Americans followed the exploits of Cernan and Schmitt as they collected rocks and four-wheeled across the moon, these coins sat in pockets, piggy banks and local tills. Now you can own a 1972 set of circulating coins, struck the same year as Apollo 17. Each set contains a Lincoln Cent, Jefferson Nickel, Roosevelt Dime, Washington Quarter and Kennedy Half Dollar, all in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition and all housed in a clear holder with custom insert card.
As a special bonus, you’ll also receive a special Apollo 17 replica mission patch. The patch shows an image of Apollo modeled after the marble statue of Apollo displayed in the Vatican Gallery in Rome. Behind the head of Apollo is an American Eagle while in the background is a view of space that shows the Moon, the planet Saturn and a spiral galaxy. Around the edge of the patch are the names of Cernan, Schmitt and Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans.
Will we ever return to moon? Who knows, but you can keep the memories of America’s last – so far – mission to the moon forever close to your heart by securing a complete 1972 Moon Landing Set today!
- POCKET CHANGE FROM THE YEAR MAN LAST SET FOOT ON THE MOON – This set includes a penny, nickel, dime, quarter and half-dollar – all dated 1972, the year man last walked on the moon.
- LEGAL-TENDER COINS –These coins are all legal tender in the United States.
- BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Each coin in this set comes in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, as sharp and fresh as they day they left the mint nearly 50 years ago!
- INCREDIBLE ADDED BONUS – As an added bonus, this set also includes a replica of the Apollo 17 mission patch, which is dominated by an image of the god Apollo, the Greek god of the sun.
Pay tribute to the last successful moon landing with this 1972 Moon Landing Five-Piece Coin Set. Land one in your cart today!
|Year of Issue||1972|
|Denomination||0.01, 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 0.50|
|Coin Weight||31.07 Grams - g|