DENVER (CBS4)– This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The U.S. Mint in Denver is helping celebrate the out-of-this-world occasion.

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The silver half dollar coin shows the American flag and the moment American astronauts took their first steps on the moon’s surface.

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The obverse side shows Neil Armstrong’s footprint on the moon’s dusty surface. The reverse shows Buzz Aldrin in a reproduction of an iconic photograph on the surface of the moon with Apollo 11 in the background.

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The coins are available in gold and silver from the U.S. Mint in Denver.

LINK: U.S. Mint in Denver

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