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I recently purchased this commemorative medallion for John Glenn's Friendship Seven flight. It measures 1 1/4'' in diameter. I was wondering if anyone could provide any info of this piece. More specifically, I'm interested in the artist's name and name of manufacturer.

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From the Arthur L. Newman '23 Collection of Aeronautical Medals as indexed and maintained by the Numismatics Division of the
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library.
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.

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Excellent! Many thanks.

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