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Project Apollo - Mans Greatest Adventure
Apollo 13 set of 20 Flown Metal Silver Medals


This set of 20 Sterling Silver medals were released by Franklin Mint for NASA in 1972. Mintage was limited to just 4,967 sets and they were not offered for sale to the public. They claimed on the original issue to contain metal flown onboard the Apollo 13 space craft on its voyage around the moon. When this was found to be in error, they were recalled and 3698 sets were reissued with flown metal. These reissued sets can be distinguished by a small horizontal line above the mintmark. Each medal features an obverse depicting a part of the Apollo missions, whilst the reverse has a moon design as pictured on the thumbnail above.

BALFOURS

This set of 13 Balfours medals were originally not available to the public and only given to NASA to present to their employees. They contain medals for selected Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. This is a Pewter set but they are also available in Silver and Gold. Each medal features a unique front and back design, they are distinguishable small, stocky size with heavily raised reliefs, a style perfected by the Balfours company.
Here we have the Skylab and Apollo Soyuz Balfours medals. These were minted after the above set was released to the public.

GLENDINNING - MAN IN SPACE

The Glendinning Company issued this set of small bronze medals in 1969 at the time of the Apollo 12 mission. The set featured a brief mission summary on the back of each medal. Subsequent releases were in aluminum and had the words "Man in Space" on the backs. Shell oil also distributed a variation that replaced the words with the shell logo instead.

NASA MANNED SPACE FLIGHT EMBLEMS

With just 5,290 sets made, this limited edition set of 25 NASA manned space flight emblems, includes all of the emblems from Gemini 5 to Apollo Soyuz, all rendered in Sterling Silver. Earlier space flight emblems were not officially created by NASA and hence there are no Project Mercury emblems. The obverse features the flight emblem whilst the reverse includes a circle containing mission information.

INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE HALL OF FAME, CLOISONNE MEDALLIONS

Issued by the "International Aerospace hall of Fame", this is their Cloisonne medallion collection. The obverse (pictured) featured the mission logos of all the manned missions of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programmes, while the reverse side features flight statistics for the featured missions.
Also issued by the "International Aerospace hall of Fame", is their Cloisonne medallions for the 1975 Apollo Soyuz mission and 1995 STS-71 Mir mission. These medallions are featured on this special limited edition commemorative presentation. Just 10,000 of each medal were struck.

FRANKLIN MINT - AMERICA IN SPACE

This Franklin Mint first edition set of 60 bronze "America in Space" medals is presented in two books. Interestingly the first editions included a misprinted coin of Apollo 11. The coin featured the Apollo 11 launch date stating it to be the date of man's first step on the moon. This misprint was fixed in later releases. Also available in Sterling silver, this was also released as a set of 60 minicoins of the same design mounted on a wooden frame.

DANBURY MINT - MAN IN SPACE

Made in 1999 by Danbury mint of Birmingham UK, there was an initial set of twenty one medals and a follow up set of six more concluding with the final Apollo moon landing mission (27 medals in total). They are distinguishable by the reverse side having a USAF emblem and flight statistics. This is the bronze set but it was also made in silver.

THE INTERNATIONAL MINT

The International Mint space medal set are housed in a leather bound rectangular cube containing a stack of five trays that house the medals. One tray for the six Mercury medals and 2two trays each for Gemini and Apollo. Again there are 27 medals in total one for each manned mission from Mercury 3 to Apollo 17. The reverse side features flight statistics similar to the Danbury mint set but with no USAF emblem and different obverse images.

MARSHALL ISLANDS - MILESTONES OF SPACE EXPLORATION

Issued by the Republic of the Marshall Islands, this is a set of 24 $50 silver proof coins. The set includes a COA and is presented in a felt lined box.

MARSHALL ISLANDS - WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Another set of coins issued by the Republic of the Marshall Islands, this set contains 12 $10 bronze proof coins (includes Pluto, Sun and the moon). The set includes a booklet and COA and is housed in a felt lined box.

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE - HST DISCOVERY SERIES

Mounted on a very large cardboard presentation, only 1000 of these NASA approved ten nickel silver sets were produced in 2007. Designed by Alex Shagin, the set includes Pluto as the design was commissioned before Pluto was declared a Dwarf planet and the coin has this noted.

AUSTRALIAN 2009 SPACE COIN SET

Celebrating the achievements of the space program, this set of eight coins were issued by Australia in 2009.

PROJECT MERCURY

PROJECT GEMINI

Set of Bronze medals issued by Galaxy Mint to commemorate Project Mercury and sold at the Kennedy Space Center. Set of Bronze medals issued by Galaxy Mint to commemorate Project Gemini and sold at the Kennedy Space Center.

PROJECT APOLLO

Set of Bronze medals issued by Galaxy Mint to commemorate Project Apollo and sold at the Kennedy Space Center. Set of Copper nickel medals made by Franklin Mint for the Apollo program. These too were sold at the Kennedy Space Center.
Another set of Bronze medals issued by Galaxy Mint to commemorate Project Apollo and sold at the Kennedy Space Center. This set is mounted on its original presentation card. Further variations on this set can be seen on the Apollo medals page.

PROJECT SKYLAB

Set of Copper nickel medals issued by Galaxy Mint to commemorate Project Skylab and sold at the Kennedy Space Center. A second set of Bronze medals issued by Galaxy Mint for Project Skylab. This set was also available at the time and sold at the Kennedy Space Center.

CALTECH-JPL - NUMISMATIC SOCIETY

Over the years the Caltech-JPL Numismatic Society have issued these bronzes to commemorate many of their best achievements. There are 14 bronze medals to date.


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