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U.S. Mint Providing Replacement Sleeve for 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar Set

US Mint - Apollo 11 Half Dollar Set package SNAFU

All Apollo 11 50th Anniversary 2019 Proof Half Dollar Sets were assembled with an error on the product sleeve. The back of the outside packaging sleeve incorrectly shows Gilroy Roberts as designing and engraving both the obverse and reverse of the Kennedy half dollar. Roberts designed and engraved the obverse but Frank Gasparro designed and engraved the reverse.

Customers who have received a 2019 Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Proof Half Dollar Set who want to receive a replacement sleeve can contact the United States Mint directly at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468) or TTY at 1-888-321-MINT (6468). Replacement sleeves will be sent to the customer free of charge.

The replacement sleeves will have the signature of David Ryder, the current Director of the Mint. The original sleeve was signed by David Croft, former Acting Deputy Director.

Customers who purchased their sets at one of the Mint retail sales locations or at a convention should still contact the Call Center to receive a replacement sleeve. In addition, each sales location will have a supply of replacement sleeves just for this purpose.

Note: Customers do not have to return the entire set to receive the replacement sleeve, but must have placed an order for the actual set with the Mint. This is a special circumstance and the Mint is making an exception and not requiring customers to return the entire product for replacement.

The United States Mint apologizes for any inconvenience this error has caused its customers.

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About the U.S. Mint

usmintThe United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The U.S. Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

United States Mint
United States Mint
Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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