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A8213-13/3 Medallion, in capsule, commemorating Apollo 11 moon landing, copper / plastic, maker unknown, made in Canada, probably 1969. Click to enlarge.

'Apollo 11' commemorative medallion

Made
On July 21, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Moon mission, became the first person to set foot on another world. This historic spaceflight marked the culmination of the so-called "Space Race", one of the major Cold War propaganda battles between the United States and the USSR, which began in 1957, when the Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first satellite, Sputnik 1. Stung by a string of Soviet firsts in space exploration, in May 1961 President …

Summary

Object No.

A8213-13/3

Object Statement

Medallion, in capsule, commemorating Apollo 11 moon landing, copper / plastic, maker unknown, made in Canada, probably 1969

Physical Description

OBVERSE: Image of two astronauts standing on the moon saluting the United States of American flag. In the background is a landing vehicle. Surmounting them is the caption 'ONE.SMALL.STEP.FOR.MAN / ONE.GIANT.STEP.FOR.MANKIND' below the caption 'MEN / ON THE MOON / JULY 20 1969'

REVERSE; Three circles each with an astronauts head, above each is printed their name, 'Col. Neil A. Armstrong', 'Col. Edwin E. Aldrin' and 'LT. Co. Michael Collins'. In the centre the words 'APOLLO XI'. At the bottom the words 'JULY, 16 24 1969' . Around the circles are images of space craft.

Marks

Obverse below caption, illeg. letters.

Production

Probably made

  • 1969

Notes

The maker of the medallion is not known. It was probably made in 1969.

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Apollo 11' commemorative medallion 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 3 December 2021, <https://ma.as/196459>

Wikipedia

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