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teopze
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posted 02-15-2009 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many of you may have seen the thread about the Manned Flight Awareness medals or the gallery here on collectSPACE.

Perhaps we could use this thread to collect pictures of the medals that are not included in the gallery, along with any available information concerning the origin of the given item.

So, I suggest it should only be the medallions that:

  • were flown itself (excluding Robbins, Fliteline and similar medals)
  • are minted with flown material
  • are minted with un-flown, but exceptional material (such as spare pieces of some space probe, a piece of a launch pad, etc.)
  • other similarly rare/unique medals

teopze
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posted 02-15-2009 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A silver medallion made in part from metal flown on STS-98 Atlantis and the US Laboratory Module.
Complete with its original presentation case from Galaxy Medals.

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posted 02-15-2009 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another coin (gold anodized aluminum):

SKYNET IV, the attached certificate says:

This medallion was created using metal expended in the first commercial launch of Titan III, December 1991...

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posted 02-15-2009 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GAGARIN, The First Man in Space 30th Anniversary Medal

Th Certificate of Authenticity says: "The First Man in Space 30th Anniversary Medal is minted from the metal of a Soviet space craft actually flown into space. The Medal is Officially Issued by the Baikonur Cosmodrome... It was issued April 12, 1991..."

Mintage: 160.000
Minting year: 1991
Issued by: Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics

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NASA 20th Anniversary of Apollo-Soyuz Medal

This is the medallion celebrating the 20th anniversary of ASTP with metal flown in the Atlantis space shuttle to MIR.

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posted 02-15-2009 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Meteorite Medallion

Meteorite Medallion made in 1986 from Robert Haag Collection to commemorate Comet Halley. Limited Edition Collectable.

"Cast from genuine Arizona Meteor Crater (Canyon Diablo) iron meteorites. Very limited mintage. Comes with signed certificate of authenticity."

The Halley's Comet Meteorite Medallion. 2" diameter (silver dollar-sized) 1 full ounce (28 gm) of Odessa (?) meteorite.

This was produced by a entrepreneur in Tucson, who bit off more than he could chew. The front side was designed by Kim Poor, the back shows the orbits of Halley and the planets. But when it came to actually minting the coins, they found the unearthly, crystalline metal took over 4,000 degrees heat to melt, hotter than the surface of the Sun. Fortunately, a new induction furnace was being developed in Arizona which did the trick, but then oxygen impurities made the medallions brittle. That problem was overcome, but by this time the comet had come and gone. Only a few hundred were made, and only a handful are left.

teopze
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posted 02-15-2009 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-114 Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Team Award Medal

[SFA Team Award –This award is used to recognize small groups of employees that have demonstrated exemplary teamwork while accomplishing a particular task or goal in support of the human space program.]

The inscription on the medallion says: "This Coin contains metal flown aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery"

For more information you might want to read this thread.

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First Germans in Space Medal

"This gold plated medal was flown in space for 17 days on the Foton-9 russian space craft. Launch was on June 14th 1994. Landing on July 2nd 1994.The medal flew around the earth 279 times."

Mintage: 3.940

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GAGARIN / Vostok (ver. 2) (The First Man in Space 30th Anniversary Medal)

This silver medal is minted from the metal of a Soviet space craft actually flown into space.

"First Man in Space 30th Anniversary Medal issued by the Baikonur Cosmodrome, USSR on April 12, 1991, the exact 30th anniversary flight aboard Vostok"

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Franklin Mint medallion flown on Apollo 14

"This artifact is a Franklin Mint medallion flown on Apollo 14. It came from the collection of Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell donated this medallion to the Astronaut Scholarship foundation for auction on August 12th 2006.

The lot description from this auction stated: "This Franklin Mint silver medallion was flown to the Moon on Apollo 14 by Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell.

Working with mission commander Alan Shepard, the Mint furnished the crew with medallions to fly on Apollo 14. In return, the three astronauts were each provided medallions from the quantity that they returned from the Moon.

The obverse of the medal depicts the mission's insignia. The reverse displays the lunar disc, noting the destination of Apollo 14, Fra Mauro"

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posted 02-16-2009 04:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 11 medallion containing metal from the Eagle module.

"One side has an astronaut standing with flag on the moon "July 20, 1969" and the other side is the Apollo 11 insignia with "Eagle Has Landed" and "30th Anniversary." These coins contain actual metal from the "Eagle" lunar module."

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Apollo 11 gold plated medallion containing metal from the Eagle module.

"One side has an astronaut standing with flag on the moon "July 20, 1969" and the other side is the Apollo 11 insignia with "Eagle Has Landed" and "30th Anniversary." These coins contain actual metal from the "Eagle" lunar module."

According to the seller: "Less then 200 minted in pure 24k gold layering"

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Apollo 7, Frontiers of Flight Museum medallion

"The coin contains metal from the Apollo 7 spacecraft; specifically, fragments of the reflective Kapton thermal tape covering and of a 16mm data acquisition cable. The metal fragments are graciously donated for this project by Mr. Jerry Czubinski of Houston, Texas, and documentation of the provenance of the metal fragments is on file at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The coin is 3mm thick and 39mm in diameter.

Mintage: Limited edition of 500 numbered coins

To all the happy owners: an actual picture would be greatly appreciated

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Eastern Air Lines 50th anniversary medallion, issued in 1978, containing metal from the Apollo 8 spacecraft.

The front depicts a Pitcairn Mailwing and Eastern's original route map. The inscription on the back reads as follows:

This 50th Anniversary medallion contains metal from most of the aircraft Eastern has flown since the Pitcairn Mailwing and from the Apollo 8 spacecraft as well.

It commemorates the progress we have made together over the last 50 years in attaining the highest standards of air transportation.

It also symbolizes our dedication and commitment to excellence in the future.

Congratulations,
Frank Borman
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quote:
Originally posted by teopze:
an actual picture would be greatly appreciated

And while not a medal but in the same category, Stennis Space Center issued this pin in 2006 to mark the 40th anniversary of their first rocket engine test.

The card included with the pin reads:

Stennis Space Center conducted its first rocket engine test on April 23, 1966. The test was a cluster of five J-2 engines that powered the second stage (S-II) of the Apollo Program's Saturn V moon rocket. The S-II's five J-2 engines produced 1 million pounds of thrust.

The powerful F-1 engines used in the first stage of the Saturn V vehicle were also tested at Stennis Space Center. Each F-1 was 19 feet tall and produced a 1.5 million-pound thrust. Each engine weighted 10 tons.

This commemorative pin contains metal shavings from original J-2 and F-1 engines tested at Stennis Space Center.

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Skylab debris medallion

A 1 oz. silver medallion. It reads in part on the back, "This medallion contains material from a fragment of Skylab debris recovered in Australia".

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Spacelab medallion

'Spacelab medallion' mounted in triangular clear lucite display mounts (4.5x1"); that is engraved: "This commemorative medallion contains metal flown on Neurolab, the sixteenth pressurized module flight in the fifteenth year history of Spacelab human space operations, April 13-May 3, 1998".

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Recently I've found a coin made with metal from Complex 14. On its front it says: "Brevard County - Florida's Space Coast" - "John Glenn's Launch from Complex 14". An its back says: "Brevard Civilian - Military Relations Council" - "Contains Metal from Complex 14. Cape Canaveral". Also on its edge it has a number "0084", which means that MAYBE at least 1,000 coins were made. As soon as I get it I will upload some pictures.

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posted 02-03-2010 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-coins   Click Here to Email space-coins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-65 flown material:

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Apollo 8:

This Medallion Commemorating 50 Years Of Research By The Alcoa Aluminum Company Of America Contains Aluminum From The Command Module Of Apollo 8 Saturn V Mission, The First Manned Moon Orbit Flight December 21-27 1988

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STS-48 flown coin from Malaysia
Taken on board space flight mission STS-48
Shuttle orbiter "Discovery"
12. September 1991

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Brevard Civilian-Military Relations Council.
# Coins minted: 500
Material used: Metal from Complex 14
Coin #: 0084.

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Medal - Skylab Commemorative, Perth Mint, Kara International Inc, 1980.

It contains an actual flown Skylab piece.

According to Leslie J. Carlisle's "Australian Historical Medals" 315 to 323 of these medals were minted

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Zvezda Kolumba (Columbus Star), contains metal that flew aboard the Zvezda Kolumba, Leningrad Mint.

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Set of Apollo-Soyuz coins made with spacecraft metal of a 1975 mission. The case has Apollo-Soyuz logo in the middle.

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NASA has issued another of the Celebrate Apollo medals with flown Apollo metal, this one for the Apollo 13 reunion/celebration held at JSC this week. The medal has the same 'Apollo 40 Years' design on front, with an Apollo 13 anniversary design on back. These were given out strictly one per ticket-holder at the crew reception, but there’s always a chance that some will surface for sale later on, as has happened in the past.

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A silver edition of the STS-88 coin which is made with silver and flown material.

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Coin made with 25% flown material from the STS-40 mission:

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GAGARIN, First Man in Space 40th Anniversary Medal

The Certificate of Authenticity reads: "The First Man in Space 40th Anniversary Medal is minted from the metal of a Russian spacecraft actually flown into space. The Medal is officially issued by the Space Federation of Russia. It was issued April 12, 2001, the exact 40th Anniversary of his flight aboard Vostok 1."

Mintage: 12,000
Minting year: 2001
Issued by: Space Federation of Russia

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This extremely rare medal was minted from the flown metal of Energija's first test flight. This heavy 100 tones rocket was also used as Buran's booster system. Front side of this medal depicts Energia on launch pad and reads "15 May 1987, 21:30 pm, Cosmodrome Baikonur."

On reverse side indicated "This medal is minted from original metal of rocket-carrier Energia."

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"This medallion contains material from Apollo VIII, Apollo XI, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and from an early rocket built and flown by Robert H. Goddard"

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Here are two examples of Apollo 11 MFA with unique displays.

These were issued for the second anniversary.

And here is an MFA mounted in a booklet with the matching certificate.

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posted 04-16-2014 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by teopze:
'Spacelab medallion' mounted in triangular clear lucite display mounts (4.5x1")...


I know there's a silver toned coin with flown metal, but is there a bronze one without flown metal?

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I did not know there was a silver-toned version of this Spacelab medal (flown or otherwise). I have only seen this medal in bronze and flown. Have seen these in the Lucite triangle and in small open-able cases.

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On further examination of the photo, it was bronze in color and not silver. So that said, only bronze colored medals exist. My question is, is this medallion only exist as with flown metal?

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