House passes bill to create special curved coins for Apollo 11 Moon landing anniversary

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The US may be getting some new legal tender soon that will showcase the most famous space event in history. The House of Representatives just passed a bill that would require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint special commemorative coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing, which occurred on July 20th, 1969. The next stop for the bill is the Senate, where it needs a unanimous vote in order to pass and move on to the president to get signed into law.

If that happens, we can expect some pretty unique coins from the Treasury that will put your average quarter to shame. The bill wants the coins to have a convex/concave shape, similar to the curved coins that were made a couple years ago to commemorate…

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