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328KF
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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
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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
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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!

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