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lunareagle
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posted 02-05-2007 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunareagle   Click Here to Email lunareagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my attempt to keep some order in my world I have limited my medal collecting primarily to the Robbins Medals. However, understanding that the Robbins Medals are quite rare and expensive, I have also found that the Medallic Arts medals offer quite a bit.

They are struck in high relief and are really done quite well. The completion of a set is reasonable, both in price and availability. Many times I have been able to acquire one for little over the melt value of the silver. And, they are struck in pure .999 silver.

Being that they are large (2 1/2" diameter or so) they are heavy (normally 4 1/2 to 7 1/2 oz of pure silver).

I have not yet fully accounted for all of the space medals that Medallic Arts has produced.

I understand that 10,000 each of the Apollo silver medals were struck. Each is serial numbered on the edge. I would venture to add that a collection with all medals bearing the same serial number would be most desirous because it would make a rather easy collection more difficult.

Anyone with knowledge of additional medals that exist please post what they are. I have found the Apollo 11-17, the ASTP, and the Apollo 11 Kennedy medal, so far. Any others?

zee_aladdin
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posted 02-06-2007 01:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zee_aladdin   Click Here to Email zee_aladdin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Medallic Arts also made many silver medals to commemorate Soviet scientists and space achievements. I will look and see if I have some pictures of my old collection of these medals. They are very beautiful to own!

jimsz
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posted 11-22-2009 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimsz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I came upon a couple of medallions I had in a box of NASA Facts. I remember buying these as a kid but really don't remember anything about them.

Images here - 2.5 Medallions.

They are 2.5 inches wide, heavy and the box says Medallic Art Co Danbury, Ct.

Does anyone know anything about these?

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Gus Man B
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posted 11-22-2009 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gus Man B   Click Here to Email Gus Man B     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know a little about them.

I in fact I have some bronze and .999 silver versions of Apollo 11, Skylab and the Apollo Soyuz mission. I suggest looking for the silver ones, they have more value then the bronze ones, not only because they are pure .999 silver but are very rare.

I have shown the front and back of the coins. All are 2.5". A couple are AMI.

space-coins
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posted 11-23-2009 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-coins   Click Here to Email space-coins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do have pictures of most of them on my website.

davidcwagner
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posted 02-20-2011 04:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a number of the larger Medallic Art Co. 4.5 oz silver Apollo medals. All but one are marked .999 silver on the rim and have a serial number. One Apollo 11 medal is marked "Sterling" with no serial number. It is the only one that I have seen marked "Sterling."

Any info or comments? Thanks.

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space-coins
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posted 02-23-2011 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-coins   Click Here to Email space-coins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are pictures of all other MACO and AMI medals.

space-coins
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posted 02-23-2011 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-coins   Click Here to Email space-coins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

ChrisCalle
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posted 02-23-2011 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ChrisCalle   Click Here to Email ChrisCalle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My father designed a few medals for Medallic Art. I know he designed the Apollo 11 and the Gemini SpaceWalk medals as well as a Douglas MacArthur medal.

Here are photos of him working on the Apollo 11 medal and with the medal and Neil Armstrong.

zee_aladdin
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posted 04-13-2011 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zee_aladdin   Click Here to Email zee_aladdin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's so nice to see these medals again. Reminds of the days when I had 900+ different space related coins. I did the first Glenn Research Center show in Ohio. You can see a pic of my stuff here, I am in the third picture, they gave two full booths to display my coins.

...those were the days!

Rob33
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posted 06-02-2012 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently picked up one of the Apollo 11 Medallic Bronze Medallions. I'm wondering if someone can explain a few things though.

As you can see in the pictures, the medallion is stamped "MEDALLIC CO N.Y. BRONZE" on the edge yet the medallion appears to be shinny silver. It's not the brown color that most other bronze medallions are.

Also, on the back, you can see the stamp "CAL-4" underneath the typical words "Man's First Lunar Landing July 20-21 1969." I was wondering if anybody knows what CAL-4 means? Thanks for your help.

space-coins
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posted 06-17-2012 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-coins   Click Here to Email space-coins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I too have one of these 'different' Apollo 11 medals — mine is stamped CAL-11.

If anyone knows what that means please share.

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