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 Posted 10/23/2018  7:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'll start it off with these -









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 Posted 10/23/2018  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Check yellow88's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add yellow88 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is 3 different examples. Two Apollo 11s and one Apollo 15.

1969 Apollo 11 First On The Moon - AD ASTRA PER ASPERA - Medal
1969 Apollo 11 First On The Moon -Armstrong - Collins - Aldrin Medal
1971 Apollo 15 Scott Worden Irwin MOON ROVER Medal





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 Posted 10/23/2018  11:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A few here





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 Posted 10/24/2018  07:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice examples.

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 Posted 10/24/2018  07:41 am  Show Profile   Check yellow88's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add yellow88 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are super cool!

The 3rd and 4th ones down are my favorite but they are all great!
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 Posted 10/24/2018  10:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
jbuckster, don't you have any of those big dollars with Eisenhower on them and the moon on the back? LOL

I like this theme. Great submissions so far.
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 Posted 10/24/2018  11:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are not "Medals & Other Exonumia" so I cannot post them here.
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 Posted 10/31/2018  3:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pennywise142 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well traveled piece.

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Nice adds jbuck and pennywise
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 Posted 11/01/2018  10:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've always wondered about the actual amount of space-flown silver contained in medals such as the posted Franklin Mint Apollo 14 medal. For most of the medals that were produced and marketed, there is not enough information available to derive a potential amount in each individual medal. The above post, however, gave me the piece of info that I needed to approximate a percentage (at least for this medal) - the COA states that 10,000 grains of space-flown silver was melted into the silver used to produce the medals.

There were 129,449 of these Apollo 14 medals produced. They are 13 mm in diameter (smaller than a US dime [17.9mm] and a US silver 3-cent piece [14.3mm]) and have a weight of approximately 0.7 grams.

Doing a quick conversion of grams to grains, 0.7 grams equals 10.8 grains.

So, doing some quick calculations, we have 129,449 x 10.8 = 1,398,049 grains of silver needed for the striking of the medals.

10,000 grains of space-flown silver divided by 1.398 million grains of total silver = 0.715 -- i.e., less than 1%. Not very much! (But cool nonetheless!)


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Interesting analysis.
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All of the silver was in space at some point, having been birthed from a dying star. That is a much cooler fact in my opinion.
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 Posted 11/01/2018  4:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Red anodized aluminum, just over 39 mm in diameter.





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All of the silver was in space at some point, having been birthed from a dying star. That is a much cooler fact in my opinion.


I most heartily agree and would add that according to Carl Sagan we are all made of star stuff.
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