Third of the silver (.999 pure) medals of the "History of America's Men in Space" issued by the International Mint in Washington D.C.
Obverse: Shows rocket taking off from Cape Canaveral and three views of the earth indicating the three orbits. At the lower left , the name "FRIENDSHIP 7".
Reverse: "GLENN / FEB. 20, 1962 / MERCURY-ATLAS -6 / 4 HOURS, 55 MINUTES, / 23 SECONDS / 3 REVOLUTIONS/ FIRST ORBITAL / FLIGHT".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter and hallmarked.
The series was designed by Donald Struhar and sculptured by Phillip Kraczkowski. The proof finish edition was limited.