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NASA Medals (21 total) Apollo 1 7 12 14 15 16 17 Silver Nickel Bronze w/ Case

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NASA Medals (21 total) Apollo 1 7 12 14 15 16 17 Silver Nickel Bronze w/ Case

  • NASA Apollo Mission medal sets, 7 sets (21 medals total)
  • Issued to commemorate NASA's Apollo Program (1961-1972)
    • The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • Apollo was later dedicated to President John F. Kennedy's national goal of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the 1960's
    • Apollo stands alone in sending manned missions beyond low Earth orbit; Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to orbit another celestial body, while the final Apollo 17 mission marked the sixth Moon landing and the ninth manned mission beyond low Earth orbit
    • The program returned 842 pounds (382 kg) of lunar rocks and soil to Earth, greatly contributing to the understanding of the Moon's composition and geological history
  • Minted by the Lincoln Mint in Lincoln, RI
  • Presentation cases were manufactured by the Luke Coin Supply Company
  • Each set includes: 3 medals (Silver, Cupro-Nickel, Bronze), presentation case with plexiglass holder
  • Apollo I - Edward White, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Roger Chaffee - February 21, 1967 (planned)
    • The planned low Earth orbital test of the Apollo Command/Service Module never made its target launch date because a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal test on January 27 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station killed all three crew members
    • Obverse features two hands reaching above the tip of the rocket, with the legend "THEY DIED... REACHING FOR THE STARS!  APOLLO 1"
    • Reverse depicts busts of the three astronauts, with the legend "IN MEMORIAM  ON THE MORNING OF JAN 27,1967. THESE THREE MEN GAVE THEIR LIVES IN PURSUIT OF A DREAM THAT IS NOW A REALITY... THE CONQUEST OF THE STARS!"
  • Edge of the silver medal is stamped with "999 F.S." and "244"
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Uncirculated (UNC)
  • Apollo VII - Walter Schurra, Donn Eisele, Walter Cunningham - October 11, 1968
    • It was the first mission in the United States' Apollo program to carry a crew into space; it was also the first American space flight to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit after Apollo I
    • Apollo VII was the first live TV broadcast from an American spacecraft
    • Obverse features the three astronauts walking away from the launch platform, moon in the sky behind them
    • Reverse depicts an astronaut inside the command module with a television camera, with the S-IVB module outside the window
  • Edge of the silver medal is stamped with "999 F.S." and "244"
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Uncirculated (UNC)
  • Apollo XII - Charles "Pete" Conrad, Richard Gordon, Alan Bean - November 14, 1969
    • Apollo XII was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon (an H type mission); the landing site for the mission was located in the southeastern portion of the Ocean of Storms
    • Obverse features the three astronauts standing together in their spacesuits, with the legend "APOLLO XII  CONRAD - GORDON - BEAN"
    • Reverse depicts the command module orbiting above the lunar module with the earth in the sky behind, with the legend "YANKEE CLIPPER  NOV.19-20,1969  INTREPID"
  • Edge of the silver medal is stamped with "999 F.S." and "244"
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Uncirculated (UNC)
  • Apollo XIV - Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Stuart Roosa - January 31, 1971
    • Apollo XIV was the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third to land on the Moon; it was the last of the "H missions," targeted landings with two-day stays on the Moon with two lunar EVAs, or moonwalks
    • Obverse features busts of the three astronauts, with the moon to the left and the legend "apollo 14  JANUARY 31 1971"
    • Reverse depicts an astronaut in the command module looking out the window towards the lunar landing module
  • Edge of the silver medal is stamped with "999 F.S." and "244"
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Uncirculated (UNC)
  • Apollo XV - James Irwin, David Scott, Alfred Worden - July 26, 1971
    • Apollo XV was the ninth manned mission in the United States' Apollo program; it was the first of what were termed "J missions," long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions; it was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used
    • Obverse features busts of the three astronauts, with the legend "APOLLO XV  JULY 26-AUG.7,1971"
    • Reverse depicts two astronauts in the lunar rover driving past the lunar lander, pointing at the Earth in the sky, with the legend "MAPPING THE MOON"
  • Edge of the silver medal is stamped with "999 F.S." and "244"
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Uncirculated (UNC)
  • Apollo XVI - John Young, Charles Duke Jr., Thomas Mattingly - April 16, 1972
    • Apollo 16 was the tenth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, the fifth and penultimate to land on the Moon and the first to land in the lunar highlands
    • Obverse features the reentery vehicle floating in the ocean with rescue divers around, with the legend "APOLLO-XVI  SPLASH-DOWN AND PICKUP"
    • Reverse depicts the lunar module launching from the moon's surface, with the legend "APOLLO XVI ASTRONAUTS LEAVE THE MOON, 5TH U.S.LUNAR LANDING, APR.16-27,1972"
  • Edge of the silver medal is stamped with "999 F.S." and "244"
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Uncirculated (UNC)
  • Apollo XVII - Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, Ronald Evans - December 7, 1972
    • Apollo 17 was the final mission of the United States' Apollo lunar landing program, and was the sixth and last landing of humans on the Moon
      • It was the last use of Apollo hardware for its original mission; after Apollo 17, extra Apollo spacecraft were used in the Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz Test Project programs
    • Obverse features the reentery vehicle descending on parachutes towards the ocean, aircraft carrier and helicopter below, with the legend "APOLLO-XVII  ENDING AMERICA'S APOLLO PROGRAM"
    • Reverse depicts the moon and the launch orbit used to return to the Earth, with the legend "FIRST TRUE GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF MOON BY A SCIENTIST-ASTRONAUT"
  • Edge of the silver medal is stamped with "999 F.S." and "244"
  • Diameter: 39 mm
  • Condition: Ungraded; expected to grade as Uncirculated (UNC)
*Expected grades are approximate.

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JBC 11/5/14