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Tom
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posted 06-24-2017 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moonpans' website indicates that 2500 Apollo 13 medallions were produced.
These Apollo 13 medallions are the latest in the series of Moonpans medallions containing flown to the moon metal. They measure 1.75 inch diameter and contain metal that flew to the moon onboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft.

The source for the flown metal that is minted into the medallions, comes from the rings that bound an Apollo 13 flown checklist.

The medallions were minted exclusively for Moonpans by space medallion specialists, Winco International. The total number minted is 2500.

Similar medallions were made for Apollo 12 and Apollo 17.

Anyone know if the same amount were produced for those missions as well? Are there any plans to commemorate Apollos 11, 14, 15 and 16?

mmmoo
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posted 06-24-2017 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tom, the number of Apollo 12 and 17 medallions minted was 2000.

We do hope to produce more medallions for the other missions once we have found suitable flown metal.

Tom
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posted 06-24-2017 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you... look forward to their release!

FlyAndFight
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posted 11-22-2017 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyAndFight   Click Here to Email FlyAndFight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got the Apollo 17 medallion in (along with the Apollo 12 and 13 medallions) last week from MoonPans. They included a nice acrylic stand with each medallion.

Those were the only ones that they had available at the time. I ended up picking up an Apollo 16 medallion from eBay.

Did they release these for the other Apollo flights? I can't find them.

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mmmoo
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posted 11-22-2017 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 16 medallions on eBay are not Moonpans medallions, however there will soon be an all new Moonpans Apollo 15 medallion coming in the new year.

FlyAndFight
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posted 11-27-2017 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyAndFight   Click Here to Email FlyAndFight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received the Apollo 16 medallion today. I understand it's not from Moonpans but it definitely appears to be part of the same series, as the coin looks the part and even came with an identical authentication card.

I'll definitely be picking up Moonpans' Apollo 15 medallion as well. Thanks for the info!

denali414
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posted 11-28-2017 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 16 and soon Apollo 17 "45th anniversary" medallions are a different series from the regular Moonpans Apollo 12, 13 and 17 medallions, despite looking somewhat alike. Winco made both series of medals which is why they look similar.

FlyAndFight
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posted 11-30-2017 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FlyAndFight   Click Here to Email FlyAndFight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the information! That explains the similarity.

I love Moonpans' medallions. Beautiful pieces.

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