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Apollo 11 Coin someone's grandfather received for helping design and build the velocity sensor

KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 10, 2023 10:54PM in U.S. Coin Forum

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"If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The post has been removed... Too bad you did not get a screen shot of the coin. Cheers, RickO

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,784 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someone posted there:

    "Apollo 11 medallion issued by the NASA Manned Flight Awareness Office in 1970. The Barco Mint of New Orleans struck 200,000 medallions for the space agency, made in part from a heat shield bolt removed from the command module Columbia and a pulley clamp returned to Earth from the lunar module Eagle.

    The medallions were issued to NASA employees and contractors in several formats. Some were accompanied by certificates, others were mounted in acrylic stands."

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    Someone posted there:

    "Apollo 11 medallion issued by the NASA Manned Flight Awareness Office in 1970. The Barco Mint of New Orleans struck 200,000 medallions for the space agency, made in part from a heat shield bolt removed from the command module Columbia and a pulley clamp returned to Earth from the lunar module Eagle.

    The medallions were issued to NASA employees and contractors in several formats. Some were accompanied by certificates, others were mounted in acrylic stands."

    These used to be more common. I like the ones with the certificates as they generally have the name of the person being awarded the medal.

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    KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    The post has been removed... Too bad you did not get a screen shot of the coin. Cheers, RickO

    Note to self, for next time lol.
    I messaged the OP there and asked if they might repost it in the coin forum...then we'll get to see it. It's in a cool little presentation case with an eagle button

    Thanks Zoins I appreciate that... but all the images are broken. So I'm not sure if the same coin is shown there.

    Coins are Neato!

    "If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright

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