Buzz Aldrin's Congressional Gold Medal gets auctioned off, 7/26/22
Buzz Aldrin just auctioned off a bunch of stuff at Sotheby's today. Aldrin over the decades has been the Pete Rose of the space artifact field, e.g. selling everything, and allegedly claiming items to be flown that allegedly are not. However, just looking at his age, 92, and the contents of the auction, it appears to me that the items that were just auctioned off were the most important remaining parts of his collection.
Amongst the items auctioned off today were Aldrin's New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal, one of four in existence. The other three were given to Apollo 11 crewmates Armstrong and Collins, and the first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn. The estimate was $20,000 - $30,000. With commission it went for $226,800. Here's the link to the Lot, with assorted pictures: