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Apollo 1
                      Gold Plated Medallion
Apollo 1
                      Gold Plated Medallion Back View
Front View Of Apollo 1 Gold Plated Medallion
Back View Of Apollo 1 Gold Plated Medallion
This artifact is a gold plated medallion that was produced for the anticipated flight of Apollo 1.

This Apollo 1 crew had intended to fly these medallions as souvenirs on their mission before tragedy struck.

This gold plated medallion in its original Fliteline case  consigned in the Superior Galleries Spring 2001 Space & Aviation Memorabilia Auction by the estate of Astronaut Edward H. White, II.  This was lot number 584 in that auction.

The item description from auction catalog stated, "584 "Gold Plated" Sterling Silver 32 mm Medallion (unnumbered) as prepared for the Apollo 1 flight in its original Fliteline case.  Similar lot. Ex - The Ed White Estate Collection."

The similar lot that this description referred to was lot number 582 which had a somewhat expanded description.  That description stated, "582. "Gold Plated" Sterling Silver 32 mm Medallion (unnumbered) as prepared for the Apollo 1 flight in its original Fliteline plastic case.  It is not engraved on the reverse for obvious reasons.  Gold plated medallions were only carried for the astronauts wives and are the scarcest of the flown medallions.  Only about 50 of these medallions (both gold and silver) exist.  Ex - The Ed White Estate Collection."

The Earth To The Moon Air & Space Museum acquired this artifact from the Superior Galleries auction.

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