Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Coins & Medallions
  Space-Coins space shuttle flown metal medals

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Space-Coins space shuttle flown metal medals
328KF
Member

Posts: 1088
From:
Registered: Apr 2008

posted 01-09-2015 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space-Coins.com has really outdone themselves with this offering. A hefty 2.5" medal with visible fragments embedded that were flown on each of the five space shuttles.

The first ever medal that contains flown material from all six Space Shuttle in ONE medal! The flown material isn't simply melted into the medal but you can actually see it!

This medal has many firsts when it comes to medals with flown material:

  • it contains flown material from all six space shuttle in ONE medal
  • the material is not simply melted into the medal but you can actually see it
  • it is serialized with a very low mintage of only 981 (the mintage of 981 honors the very first Space Shuttle start in 1981)
  • it has a matching legal tender coin (2012 Cook Islands, $1 Space Shuttle coin)!
  • it has the biggest ever size of any medal with flown material - 2.5" in diameter (63mm), 5mm thick and it weighs 2.6oz (75 grams)!
Quality product made exclusively for www.space-coins.com by Winco International (Winco produces many of the official NASA medals with flown metals).
I first saw them on eBay for $100 and up, but Space-Coins.com's retail price is $79.95, with discounts for multiple orders or a matching Cook Islands $1 legal tender coin.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
Member

Posts: 3264
From: Toms River, NJ
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-09-2015 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'mn always wary of countries issuing coins with have no ties to what's being portrayed on the coins, and indeed, according to Wikipedia:
A large number of commemorative non circulating collectors coins are also issued by the Cook Islands featuring an almost endless array of themes as the government has a contract in which a coin design can be commissioned and minted with the name 'Cook Islands' and dollar units for a fee, making coinage a resource for extra revenue. Due to exchange schemes involving large stocks of non-circulating commemorative coins, mintages are regulated and not recognized or accepted as legal tender within the Cook Islands.

DougS
Member

Posts: 59
From: Marion, Iowa
Registered: Jun 2013

posted 01-27-2015 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DougS   Click Here to Email DougS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received mine a few days ago. I have to say that is one big medal!

Great quality especially on the side with the different shuttles.

I wasn't too sure about the other side when I ordered it. The blue border seemed a little off to me. However, when it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. The blue is a little darker than in the photo.

It seems to match the blue from the main shuttle program patch (which is why it was done on the coin instead of a black border, I'm assuming).

I'm very happy with the medal!

davidcwagner
Member

Posts: 670
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 01-29-2015 10:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received the medal today. It is absolutely outstanding.

space
New Member

Posts: 6
From:
Registered: Feb 2015

posted 03-23-2015 02:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space   Click Here to Email space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have to agree! Really nice medal — different to anything else out there. And the matching legal tender coin makes this a great set to have.

space-coins
Member

Posts: 118
From: Germany
Registered: Aug 2009

posted 06-27-2015 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space-coins   Click Here to Email space-coins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to give everyone who didn't read this post before (or who wants to get another one) a fair warning - less than 100 medals are left!

JBoe
Member

Posts: 838
From: Churchton, MD
Registered: Oct 2012

posted 08-04-2015 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my medallion yesterday, but picked it up today from the post office. I wasn't disappointed! I know there are four left on eBay and two left with the Cook Island combo.

Just out of curiosity, would anyone like to share what number/serial you have? Mine is #892.

space
New Member

Posts: 6
From:
Registered: Feb 2015

posted 01-20-2017 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space   Click Here to Email space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh wow- looks like there is now a matching space shuttle silver coin with flown material.

denali414
Member

Posts: 60
From: Raleigh, NC USA
Registered: Aug 2017

posted 09-18-2017 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JBoe:
Just out of curiosity, would anyone like to share what number/serial you have?
Just got mine. #368

Sure is a big medal. Got two display cases to hold my flown metal coins. Have now added a bookshelf to fit some of the bigger medals and the ones in plaques (many of the MFA/SFA coins). Also adding some space models to fill in space.

PeterO
Member

Posts: 335
From: Rochester, NH
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 09-18-2017 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased mine direct, and requested #915. It definitely has pride of place in my small flown metal medal collection.

JBoe
Member

Posts: 838
From: Churchton, MD
Registered: Oct 2012

posted 09-19-2017 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats guys on your new acquisition!

DougS
Member

Posts: 59
From: Marion, Iowa
Registered: Jun 2013

posted 10-12-2017 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DougS   Click Here to Email DougS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JBoe:
Just out of curiosity, would anyone like to share what number/serial you have?
Mine is #553.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 2017 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement