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United States Mint
New Frontier Astronauts
“We Came In Peace”
3 Inch Commemorative Bronze Medal Sealed In Poly Bag
This medal is still sealed in the poly bag in which it came from the US Mint!
New Frontier 3” Bronze Medal
This medal is a bronze duplicate of the New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal awarded to astronauts John Herschel Glenn Jr., Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Building on November 16, 2011, in recognition of their significant contributions to society. The medal measures three inches in diameter and is the same diameter and thickness as the gold medal.
The New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal was given in honor of the significant achievements to society of these astronauts, including:
1- John Glenn helped pave the way for the first lunar landing when he became the first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962.
2- Neil Armstrong, as mission commander for Apollo 11, gained the distinction of being the first astronaut to land a craft on the moon and to step on its surface on
July 21, 1969.
3- Buzz Aldrin joined Neil Armstrong in piloting the lunar module, Eagle, and became the second person to walk on the lunar surface.
4- Michael Collins piloted the command module, Columbia, in lunar orbit and helped his fellow Apollo 11 astronauts complete their mission on the moon.
This listing is for the bronze medal only.
The obverse (heads side) depicts the portraits of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. facing left and Friendship 7 astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. facing right, representing the two historic missions. The design also features a partial view of the Earth from orbit, as well as a horizon line with an astronaut walking on the lunar surface facing the flag. The names of all four astronauts – JOHN GLENN, NEIL ARMSTRONG, MICHAEL COLLINS, and BUZZ ALDRIN – are inscribed along the outer rim.
The reverse (tails) features the Lunar Excursion Module orbiting the moon and the Friendship 7 mission capsule orbiting the Earth with the inscription WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND.
Design: Obverse – Joel Iskowitz
Obverse sculpted by Phebe Hemphill
Reverse – Joel Iskowitz
Reverse sculpted by Don Everhart
Struck Under Authority of: Public Law 111-44
Place Minted: Philadelphia (no mint mark)
The Bronze Medal is made of bronze and is 3 inches in diameter.
This medal (76.2 mm in diameter) is much larger than a USA Silver Dollar (38.1 mm), a USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter) and than a USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter).
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Medal you receive may vary somewhat from that shown but will be in same general condition.
Medal may have superficial scratches and/or minor wear of finish and/or nicks from way these coins are stacked at the mint.
Medal may have minor spotting and/or toning and/or oxidation.
The actions of all four astronauts featured on this medal continue to greatly inspire the people of the United States!!!
This United States Mint New Frontier Astronauts Commemorative Bronze Medal makes a great collectible numismatic gift for you and/or someone you know.
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