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tnperri
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posted 04-03-2012 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been collecting 'flown' medallions now for over a year and have put together a very nice collection. I also have put together a list a comprehensive list the flown medals from the research I did.

I got most of the info this site and several other space medal sites. I thought I share this list with you all and hopefully pick up some of the missing information I still need.

I divided these up into seven categories. The first two are Fliteline and Robbins which I am not listing as I can't afford them unless I hit the lotto or someone donates them to me. Here are the lists. Also I am providing links to pictures of my collection and the lists.

Manned Flight Awareness/Spaceflight Awareness - 15 Medals
1969Barco MintMFA - Apollo 8 - Metal flown carried metal
Half inch sphere of aluminum
200000
1970/1Barco MintMFA - Apollo 11 - Metal flown shuttles Eagle/Columbia
LM: pulley clamp; CM: heatshield bolt
200000
1970/1Barco MintMFA - Apollo 11 (Gold) - Metal flown shuttles Eagle/Columbia
LM: pulley clamp CM: heatshield bolt
???
1970UnknownMFA - Skylab - 16mm film cannister100000
1975Barco MintMFA - Apollo/Soyuz - Metal flown from both ships???
1979UnknownSFA - ALT Enterprise - metal flown Enterprise left wing???
1981UnknownSFA - STS-1 metal from the shuttle Columbia 1st flight???
1982UnknownSFA - STS-3 - metal flown on the shuttle Columbia???
1983UnknownSFA - STS-5 - metal flown on the shuttle Columbia???
1996Galaxy MedalsSFA - STS-71 - Metal flown on STS-71/MIR???
1998Galaxy MedalsSFA - STS-88 (Bronze) - Metal flown from the Unity Node
2 pieces of metal cut from the skin panel
60000
1998Galaxy MedalsSFA - STS-88 (Silver) - Metal flown from the Unity Node
2 pieces of metal cut from the skin panel
???
2001Galaxy MedalsSFA - STS-98 (Bronze) - Metal flown from the US Lab Module???
2001Galaxy MedalsSFA - STS-98 (Silver) - Metal flown from the US Lab Module???
2005Winco IntSFA - STS-114 Team Award - two ingots carried in Flight Kit995
FLOWN - 41 Medals, 1 Set(20 medals), 4 Frame Sets, 2 Seals
????AlcoaApollo 8 (Alcoa) - Metal from cmd module Apollo 8???
????RockwellApollo 8 (Rockwell) - metal from CM of 1st moon orbit???
????UnknownApollo 11 25th Anniversary - metal flown on STS-65???
????UnknownApollo 11 Pendant - Melted A11 MFAs????
????NSCNational Space Club - metal flown on various missions600
????UnknownSkylab (1 billion miles) - metal from Skylab???
????UnknownSpacelab/STS-90 - Metal flown on Neurolab???
????UnknownSTS-40 NASA Spacelab - metal flown on STS-40???
????McD DouglasSTS-41D McDonnel Douglas - metal flown on Discovery STS-41D???
????UnknownSTS-48 (Malaysia) - Flown on STS-48???
????MSFCSTS-89 MSFC Space Shuttle Office - Metal flown on STS-89???
????UnknownSSP/Flow Control Valve - Metal flown on Shuttles???
1970Franklin MintFM Apollo 13 - Coin flown in space???
1970Franklin MintFM Apollo 13 Project Apollo - Coins flown in space???
1971Franklin MintFM Apollo 14 - Coin flown in space176
1971Franklin MintApollo 14 mini coin
24 Sterling silver medals flown around the moon
129449
1978Eastern AirApollo 8/Eastern Airlines - Metal flown on Apollo 8 and E.A.???
1980Perth MintSkylab Commemorative - Frangments of Skylab debris323
1983NASA/ESASpacelab 1 - coin flown in space???
1992NASA/NPO/SSISTS-42 World Space Congress - metal flown on STS-42, TM-11, meteor???
1995UnknownApollo-Soyuz 25th Anniversary - Metal flown on STS-71 Atlantis???
1998UnknownSkylab 25th Anniversary - Metal fragment from Skylab debris???
1999UnknownApollo 11 30th (Aluminum) - Metal flown from the Eagle landing module????
1999UnknownApollo 11 30th (Gold) - Metal flown from the Eagle landing module200
2001NW TerritorialSpace Camp (Bronze) - metal flown on various missions???
2001NW TerritorialSpace Camp (Silver) - metal flown on various missions12
2006Galaxy MedalsYuri's Night (Aluminum) - STS-42/94 flown insulation/Soyuz TM-32 washer???
2006Galaxy MedalsYuri's Night (Bronze) - STS-42/94 flown insulation/Soyuz TM-32 washer???
2006Galaxy MedalsYuri's Night (Silver) - STS-42/94 flown insulation/Soyuz TM-32 washer???
2007FoF MuseumApollo 7 - Metal flown on mission
Kapton tape and 16mm data cable
500
2009Winco IntApollo 40th Anniversary
Metal flown to moon on Apollo missions
???
2009Winco IntApollo 11 40th Anniversary
Metal flown to moon on Apollo missions
???
2009Winco IntApollo 12 40th Anniversary
Metal flown to moon on Apollo missions
???
2009Winco IntApollo 13 40th Anniversary
Metal flown to moon on Apollo missions
1970
2009Winco IntApollo 17 40th Anniversary
Metal flown to moon on Apollo missions
1972
2009MeasurablesuccAres I-X Rocket - Flown metal from Apollo 11500
2009Winco IntNASA 50th Anniversary
Metal flown on shuttle missions
5592
2010Pratt&WhitneySSME/ Pratt and Whitney - metal flown on a shuttle mission???
2011Winco IntNASA Award SSP - Metal ingots flown on a shuttle mission???
2011Winco IntMission Complete - Metal ingots flown on a shuttle mission???
2011Winco IntNASA Constellation - metal flown on ARES 1-X and Orion PA-1???
2011Winco IntNASA Constellation - metal flown on ARES 1-X and Orion PA-1???
2011MeasurablesuccNASA Space Shuttle Program - Metal flown on STS-1???
2009Winco IntCelebrate Apollo Frame Set
Metal flown to the moon on Apollo missions
1969
2009Winco IntCelebrate Apollo 11 Frame Set
Metal flown to the moon on Apollo missions
1969
2011Winco IntHistorical Space Shuttle Program Frame Set
Metal ingots flown on a shuttle mission
5000
2011Winco IntCelebrate the Space Shuttle Program Frame Set
Metal ingots flown on a shuttle mission
3500
1983NASASpacelab 1 seal - flown aboard STS-9???
1985St of Lib FdtnLiberty Seal - Copper flown aboard shuttle Discovery from
1 of 2 Liberty statue miniatures from the original statue
???
Historical/Launch - 11 Medals, 2 Sets (11 medals)
????BrevardJohn Glenn-Brevard County - metal complex 14 launch site500
VARIPort Canaveral7 Maiden flights / Gold Anchor reverse- Metal from Launch???
VARIPort Canaveral4 Maiden flights / Gold Cruise ship reverse- Metal from Launch???
1973UnknownApollo 11 (Die) - made with Die flown to the moon1000
1976NACA ReunionNACA (1915-1958) - metal from the Curtiss Jenny and Bell X-1???
1976Martin MariettaViking 1 (Martin Marietta) - metal from Viking???
1999Galaxy MedalsApollo 30th (Aluminum) - Metal from Saturn V Launch Tower101000
1999Galaxy MedalsApollo 30th (Bronze) - Metal from Saturn V Launch Tower10775
1999Galaxy MedalsApollo 30th (Silver) - Metal from Saturn V Launch Tower750
2002ASF40th Ann. of Americans in Orbit
metal from Mercury/Atlas launch pad 14
2500
2005Winco Int30th Anniversary of SSME tests
metal shaving from SSME tests at Stennis Space Center
???
2006Winco IntMoon Rocket Engine Tests (PIN)
metal shaving from original J-2 and F-1 engines
???
2006ZeroGZeroG -1st Launch/crash at New Mexico Space Port
coins flown (40000 ft) on ZGS-1 Space Capsule
250
Russian - 18 Medals, 3 Sets (13 medals)
????Gode1st Germans in Space - Coin flown in space3940
????Space Flight CCPhobos/International Mars - metal from ship flown in space???
???Space Flight CCSoyuz/Salyut-6 - metal from ship flown in space???
1961UnknownGagarins Rocket - Claims to be made from fragments of missile
stage (gas bags) which fell to the ground
???
1975UnknownApollo/Soyuz Soviet set of 6 - Metal flown on 1975 mission???
1975Space Flight CCRussian 1975 ASTP - metal from ship flown in space???
1978Space Flight CCSoyus-31/Salyut-6 Reduga Experiment - metal from ship flown???
1987Space Flight CCIntercosmos 20th Anniversary - metal from ship flown in space???
1987UnknownOpen Cosmos 5 medal set - metal from ship flown in space???
1988CosmodromeBaiknrEnergia Maiden Launch - Metal from 1st launch800
1988Space-EarthSpace Shuttle Buran - metal from the shuttle Buran1000
1991CosmodromeBaiknrGagarin 30th Anniversay160000
1991CosmodromeBaiknrGagarin 30th Anniversay set - (silver and flown)
metal from TM Soyuz flights / Vostok 1
35000
1992Lenningrad MintColumbus Star - Metal flown on the Zvesda Kolumba???
1994Memorial MuseumOrbit Ship Buran - Metal from MIR Launch rockets1000
1994Memorial MuseumGagarin/Vostok 1 - Metal from MIR Launch rockets1000
1994Memorial MuseumOrbit Station Mir - Metal from MIR Launch rockets1000
2001CosmodromeBaiknrGagarin 40th Anniversay12000
2005Samara IndustrialSputnik 5 45th - Metal flown???
2006Samara IndustrialSputnik 9 45th - Metal flown???
2007Samara IndustrialSputnik 2 50th - Metal flown???
Space Medal Covers - 30 medals
1986GermanFDC - Apollo 11 - Unknown Flown Metal2000
1986GermanFDC - Liberty Bell 25th Anniversary - Unknown Flown Metal2000
1986GermanFDC - Gemini 12 20th Anniversary - Unknown Flown Metal2000
1986GermanFDC - Apollo 15 - 15th Anniversary - Unknown Flown Metal2000
1988GermanFDC - Explorer-1 30th Anniversay - Unknown Flown Metal2000
1988GermanFDC - Apollo 7 - 20th Anniversary - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1988GermanFDC - Apollo 8 - 20th Anniversary - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1989GermanFDC - Apollo 11 - 20th Anniversary - Unknown Flown Metal2000
1986GermanFDC - Mercury-Redstone 4 25th Anniversary-Unknown Flown Metal2000
1986GermanFDC - Vanguard 30th Anniversary - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - ALT-1 10th Anniversay - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1986GermanFDC - STS-2 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - STS-9 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1988GermanFDC - STS-26 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1989GermanFDC - STS-29 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1984GermanFDC - STS-41G - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - STS-51L - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1985GermanFDC - STS-61A - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1986GermanFDC - STS-61C - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1986GermanFDC - Giotto Mission to Halley's Comet - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V18 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V19 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V20 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V22 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V26 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V27 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V28 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V29 - Unknown Flown Metal3000
1987GermanFDC - Ariane V30 - Unknown Flown Metal3000

Meademan
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posted 10-18-2012 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Meademan   Click Here to Email Meademan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a lovely collection and so well presented... and you've only been at it just over a year! Incredible.

I've only just started out. Where do you find these coins? Surely they can't just all be from eBay?

tnperri
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posted 10-18-2012 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You would be surprised at how many of these can be found on eBay. The harder to find ones sometimes show up on eBay also maybe 3 or 4 per year. Asking here on this site is also a good way to find some. Other 'legit' auctions such as Heritage, Regency, RR etc.

tnperri
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posted 12-11-2012 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some medallions that I either just found about this year or just came out. I hope to post pictures up in the near future.

2012WincoKennedy Space Center 50th
Metal flown Apollo/shuttle missions
????
2012WincoApollo 16 40th
Metal flown to moon on Apollo missions
????
2012WincoApollo 14 40th
Metal flown to moon on Apollo missions
????
2012WincoNASA Dryden Bell X-1
Metal from the X-1
????
2012WincoNASA Dryden North American X-15
Metal from the X-15
????
2012WincoNASA Dryden Shuttle Enterprise
Metal from Enterprise
????
2012WincoNASA Dryden Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
Metal from the SCA
????
1984????STS-41G CBS/FOX Video (Sally Ride)
Medal flown on shuttle STS-41G
????
1986????Russian Shuttle Buran 60MM
Metal from the shuttle
????
2006P&WPratt&Whitney STS-1 25th Anniversary
Metal fragments from the main engine
????

Tom
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posted 01-19-2013 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen photos of the Apollo 11 MFA medallion in which it has a silver and in others a goldish appearance. Were two types made?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-19-2013 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To my understanding, NASA's Manned Flight Awareness Office had some quantity of the original minted Apollo 11 medals plated in gold for the second anniversary of the moon landing.

tnperri
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posted 01-19-2013 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were 200000 of the Apollo 11 MFA's from what I gathered. Its unknown how many gold plated versions were minted. Though you should be careful as I have seen some of the 'silver' versions that have a gold tint to them (toning?) but are not the same as the gold plated (as far as I know).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-19-2013 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unless someone has information to the contrary, I don't think any gold-plated Apollo 11 medals were "minted." I think the plated medals were a subset of the 200,000 that were plated after the fact.

Tom
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posted 01-19-2013 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, both...that answers my question.

tnperri
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posted 06-10-2013 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have made updates to my list. I am also in the process of putting these into Word documents with pictures and additional information. Currently only have the MFA/SFAs and Russian medals completed.

Someday I would like to make a website with all this but that is way off in the future.

Also, if you know of any of the data I missing please let me know.

Send me an email and I will send you a copy.

Here are some totals:

  • MFA/SFA (15 Melted-Metal)
  • Flown (84 Total)
    • 78 Melted-Metal and 6 Whole-Medal
    • 46 Melted-Medal, one set (20 medals), 6 Frame Sets, 3 Seals, 3 Pins, 6 Whole-Medal
  • Historical/Launch (39 Total)
    • 38 Melted-Metal and 1 Whole-Metal)
    • 14 Medals, 4 Sets (23 medals), 1 Pin, 1 Whole-Metal
  • Russian (40 total)
    • 31 Melted-Metal and 8 Whole-Metal and 1 Unflown Silver)
    • 19 Melted-Medals, 4 Sets (13 flown/1 silver unflown medals), 8 Whole-Metal
  • Space Medal Covers (29 Melted-Metal)

tnperri
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posted 06-24-2013 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some more updates. I had to make some additions thanks to several fellow collectors. I also completed another word doc for the Historical/Launch medals. So if interested let me know.

I also updated my pictures. I have been using scans of the reverse side for those I don't have. Some look pretty good but others kind of lame. But hopefully some day I will replace them with the real thing. So if you have one I need don't hesitate to contact me.

tnperri
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posted 01-20-2014 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, with 2013 now complete its time for an update.

There were six new medallions and two new frame sets in 2013. I also discovered some more previously released medals. I have the current list available for those who may want it.

I also have categorized these differently. Now as most of you know melted-metal medals are those made by mixing a piece of an item that had been flown or used in the launch or building of (historical) with other alloys. There are also whole-medal medallions which of course were completely flown. And then there is a third sort of in between. These are medallions made with no flown/historical metal and then had a piece of flown metal embedded onto the medal. These I am classifying under melted-metal.

I am separating the whole-medal medallions (pins and seals) because there are so many that we may never really know about. These are generally flown in the astronauts PPKs and we only find out about them when someone puts one up for auction. There are probably hundreds of these. I am only going to list those that are well known (excluding Fliteline and Robbins) such as the Apollo 13 and Apollo 14 medals from the Franklin Mint and ones I own.

I believe I now have a pretty good idea of how many melted-metal medallions there are (excluding those that will be made in 2014 and beyond). Of course there still can be some I have not heard of yet. But here is my latest tally.

  • Melted-Metal - 200 (192 medals, 4 pins and 4 embedded)
    (192 = 15 MFA/SFA + 71 Flown + 45 Historical + 32 Russian + 29 FDC)

  • Whole-Medal - 29 (22 medals + 2 pins + 5 seals)
    (22 = 6 Flown + 2 Historical + 14 Russian)
Also there are four medals, where they are said to be flown or made with flown metal that I have not verified if they actually were (have not seen a COA to verify).

tnperri
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posted 04-10-2014 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look what I found. I found a a presentation box and the name on it 'rang a bell' MRI Labs. I don't remember where or when I got the box so I opened it up and found this paper from Alcoa data Jan 19, 1970. So now I have a date and manufacturer of the Alcoa Apollo 8 Medallions. Thought you might enjoy this.

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