Lot #3065
Buzz Aldrin's Gemini 12 Flown Gold-Plated Fliteline Medallion

Buzz Aldrin’s flown Gemini 12 Fliteline medallion—"One of the very few gold-plated medallions flown"
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Estimate: $3000+

Description

Buzz Aldrin’s flown Gemini 12 Fliteline medallion—"One of the very few gold-plated medallions flown"

Buzz Aldrin’s flown Gemini 12 Fliteline gold-plated sterling silver medallion, 1″ diameter, with the front featuring a raised design of the mission insignia and the reverse engraved with the mission date, "November 11-15, 1966," and raised text, "Gemini Twelve." Condition is mint state, with slight scuffing and wear.

Accompanied by a flight-certified letter of provenance signed by Aldrin, who states: “This medallion was carried on the Gemini XII mission and flew in space during November 11 to 15, 1966. It is one of the very few gold-plated medallions flown, and logged over 94 hours in spaceā€¦This medallion is from the original set that Jim and I had to keep for ourselves. Most medallions were given to our wives, children, or very close friends that played a significant role of support, either to the mission or to our families.” An attractive and uncommon gold-plated variant that once belonged to the pilot of Gemini 12.

Auction Info

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