Lot #3076
James Lovell's Gemini 7 Flown Fliteline Medallion

"This silver coin was flown on board the Gemini VII spacecraft"—from the collection of astronaut James Lovell
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Estimate: $3000+

Description

"This silver coin was flown on board the Gemini VII spacecraft"—from the collection of astronaut James Lovell

James Lovell’s flown Gemini 7 Fliteline silver-colored medallion, 1″ in diameter, with the front featuring a raised design of the mission insignia, and the reverse engraved with the mission date, "December 4-18, 1965," with raised text above naming the astronauts and their mission, "Borman, Lovell, GT-7." Condition is mint state, with some tarnishing to reverse. Includes the original plastic case. Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Gemini 7 Pilot Jim Lovell, who states: "This silver coin was flown on board the Gemini VII spacecraft December 1965.”

Lovell served as the pilot for Gemini 7, spending nearly two weeks in space and making a total of 206 Earth orbits. The stylized silhouette of their capsule, the Gemini SC7 spacecraft, is seen in the insignia on the face of this medallion, flying behind an Olympic torch that symbolizes the marathon-like length of the mission. The capsule was the passive target for the first manned space rendezvous, performed by the crew of Gemini 6A on December 15th. A superb flown medallion carried into low earth orbit with Lovell during his very first space flight.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space
  • Dates: #619 - Ended October 21, 2021