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X-Plane Fan
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posted 05-04-2012 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for X-Plane Fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a new a series of medallions created by the NASA Dryden gift shop. The first two in the series are for the Bell X-1 and North American X-15.

These medallions contain metal taken from the actual vehicle.

The X-1 and X-15 medals are currently in production and are not yet available. There are at least six more on the current to-do list. They will be done as time and money permit and will be announced once production has begun.

I'll post more info on these once it becomes available.

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posted 05-04-2012 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow... outstanding news. Thanks for the info!

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posted 05-04-2012 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will these be available to the public?

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posted 05-07-2012 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent news indeed! I'll be looking for that email if/when they do send them out!

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posted 05-07-2012 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for X-Plane Fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by tnperri:
Will these be available to the public?
Yes, these are available to anyone.

The X-1 coin just arrived, X-15 will be show up in June.

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posted 05-07-2012 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great, what is the recommended way to order these?

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posted 05-08-2012 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I called the Dryden gift shop to order mine. You can reach them at 661-276-2113 or 661 276-2140. The lady who helped me was fantastic.

Gonzo
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posted 05-08-2012 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What was the cost of the X-1 coin?

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posted 05-08-2012 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JLR1   Click Here to Email JLR1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Medals are $10 each + shipping, and each one comes with a stand.

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posted 05-09-2012 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MichaelD   Click Here to Email MichaelD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads up on these. The X-1 coins will start being shipped on Friday (11 May 12).

Gonzo
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posted 05-24-2012 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The X-15 coin is now available too (X-1 has been for a bit now). I don't know if/when they may send out emails, but they just got them in Tuesday afternoon.

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posted 05-25-2012 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My X-1 and X-15 coin arrived today. They really look great. A great addition to anybody's collection. By the way, does anybody know what will be the next coins that will come out?

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posted 05-29-2012 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-E   Click Here to Email space-E     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered mine today (and agree, the folks at the other end of the phone could not have been nicer!), and was told that they had ordered 1000 of each coin, so that's the mintage for the moment. (She said she's sold 150-200 so far.)

She also told me that they had no timetable for the rest. "We need to get some of the metal from the aircraft and finish the design and organize the minting — and we haven't done any of that yet." So I'm guessing it will be a while before the others are out.

Also, I asked and Winco told me that this was a custom run for Dryden and are not available directly from Winco International.

Thought folks would want to know, particularly about the current mintage.

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posted 05-31-2012 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Clemente:
By the way, does anybody know what will be the next coins that will come out?
I spoke to Jim this morning. He said the next two coins will be the Enterprise and the SCAs. He said the SCA coin will have metal from both SCAs in it, and the two coins will be available in about 2-3 months.

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posted 05-31-2012 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jutrased   Click Here to Email jutrased     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just called in my order for the X-1 and X-15 medallions. I have to agree they are very friendly and helpful.

If you wish, they will take your email address and notify you when new items come in.

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posted 06-02-2012 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by JLR1:
Medals are $10 each + shipping, and each one comes with a stand.

My X-1 and X-15 coins arrived today, but did not include stands. Has anyone received a stand with theirs?

Michael Clemente
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posted 06-02-2012 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Clemente   Click Here to Email Michael Clemente     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received the stands with my coins when they were delivered. I received both the X-1 and X-15 coins. Maybe you should give them a call. They might have forgot to include them.

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posted 06-02-2012 06:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JLR1   Click Here to Email JLR1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had two separate orders and neither came with the stand, so I thought maybe I had misunderstood when I first asked.

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posted 06-03-2012 04:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, a discrepancy! I'll email the shop today to see what the current deal is.

If stands are not included, they're inexpensive, as shown by this eBay item. The coins come in the type of holder shown in the last photo.

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posted 06-03-2012 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The stands are not included but can be ordered for an additional charge.

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posted 06-03-2012 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just had a response from Dryden about the stands:
The coins do not include the stands.

The stands are $1.50 each and the people who received them should have been charged for them on the order.

No problem - I'll just buy them on eBay.

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posted 06-08-2012 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just been on the phone there as well — Jim said that he's looking to get a website up in the next couple of months which will have the option for international orders.

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posted 09-19-2012 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new Dryden medal is out. The shuttle Enterprise. I was told SCA medal had a misspelling and had to be done over.

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posted 09-19-2012 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about the website?

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posted 09-19-2012 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't ask. They have a big day tomorrow with the shuttle coming to town. There is one of these medals on ebay.

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posted 10-31-2012 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know if they got the SCA medals yet?

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posted 11-01-2012 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Meademan   Click Here to Email Meademan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are due in within the next couple of weeks... max. I was told the SCA ones will be very limited availability.

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posted 11-02-2012 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if the X-1 medals are still available? I'm having difficulties getting a chance to call from work.

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posted 11-02-2012 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are plenty of them on eBay but more expensive.

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posted 11-14-2012 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JLR1   Click Here to Email JLR1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got an email from the Dryden gift shop saying the SCA and Enterprise medals are in stock.

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posted 11-14-2012 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes they are, ordered mine today. Also seen one on eBay. Also she said that there is another in the works but she couldn't remember the name of it.

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posted 11-15-2012 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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What about the website?
Any news on that front? I'd love to have both medallions with their support stand.

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posted 11-15-2012 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jutrased   Click Here to Email jutrased     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by JLR1:
I got an email from the Dryden gift shop saying the SCA and Enterprise medals are in stock.
Would you have the details on cost of the medals and shipping?

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posted 11-15-2012 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was asking about the Dryden series (X-1, X-15, SCA, Enterprise) when she said there was one in production.

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posted 11-15-2012 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JLR1   Click Here to Email JLR1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by jutrased:
Would you have the details on cost of the medals and shipping?
The medals are $10 each, and they ship priority mail for $7.40, includes tracking. Insurance optional. You can call them at 661-276-3492, very friendly folks and excellent customer service.

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posted 11-16-2012 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-E   Click Here to Email space-E     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to ask, but is there any chance of posting a picture of the SCA and Enterprise ones? Thank you!

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posted 11-16-2012 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some pics on eBay listings: Enterprise | SCA

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posted 11-23-2012 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-E   Click Here to Email space-E     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the links to the pics. I'll definitely have to order some (directly, not at three times the price on the eBay listing!). MUCH appreciated!

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posted 02-26-2013 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I talked to Linda at the Dryden Gift shop and she told me that two more Dryden series are coming, an X-31 and F-16XL, they are still doing all the final prep for those and will be several months.

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posted 05-21-2013 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tnperri   Click Here to Email tnperri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The two new Dryden medals are in and will ship out next week.

Check with Linda at the Dryden Gift Shop for details...


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